Urban Teuchtars go down a storm
THE URBAN Teuchtars - Kathleen MacInnes and Sineag Macintyre - put on a great night of songs, tunes, and craic in the MacKintosh church on Maryhill Road on Saturday January 23, in front of a large audience.
The funniest part of the evening was the band’s reaction to discovering the venue’s bar was alcohol free - a fairly foreign concept to two girls from South Uist!
That certainly didn’t stop the audience enjoying themselves.
Sineag and Kathleen were joined on stage by Seonaidh Macintyre on pipes and whistles, who also gave a song, Allan Nairn on guitar and melodeon, Andrew Macpherson on pipes, bodhran and drums and Ross Wilson on double-bass and piano.
For the final song, they asked Cathal Mcconnell - a founder member of Boys of the Lough more than 45 years ago - up onto the stage to join them. This was a lovely moment.
Cathal is a true Irish gentleman and still an amazing singer.
Their encore, the old Uist classic Uibhist Mo Ghràidh, stuttered comically to an endearingly unrehearsed finish.
It left the audience leaving the church with a smile on their face.