Oban Gaelic choir de­lights ceilidh au­di­ence

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

Oban Gaelic Choir, one of the old­est com­pe­ti­tion choirs in Gael­dom, en­ter­tained a packed Old New Year’s Night Ceilidh in Oban Com­mer­cial Lodge No. 80 on Satur­day Jan­uary 14. The choir’s beau­ti­ful and eclec­tic song pro­gramme fea­tured fid­dler Joanie Garvin play­ing a Barra tune, Loch na h-òb and a Mull piece called Tug Ar­gen Gap (Maids of Kin­tail), while Mòd gold medal­list Mary Cather­ine MacLean sang a lul­laby, Dean Cadalan Sàmhach. Other choir mem­bers took to the floor, in­clud­ing Fu­miko Miller, who sang the Sound

of Mu­sic clas­sic Do-Re-Mi in Ja­panese. Sìleas Sin­clair, who en­ter­tained the hall with her ac­cor­dion, also con­ducted the choir’s har­monic songs, which in­cluded their Stornoway Mòd set piece, the love song Tion­ndaidh am Bàt (Turn round the boat), and Cholla mo Rùn: the Piper's Warn­ing to his Master.

‘Al­though the Na­tional Mòd is of­ten the fo­cus for our weekly prac­tices, we sing pri­mar­ily for en­joy­ment and for the friend­ship and fun we have to­gether,’ the choir says on its web­site.

Sìleas is cur­rently re­search­ing a songlist by main­land Ar­gyll­shire bards for their sum­mer con­cert.

Fu­miko Miller sang The Sound of Mu­sic clas­sic Do-Re-Mi in Ja­panese Right: Alastair MacLean Above: Gaelic choir Oban Gaelic Choir and con­duc­tor Sìleas Sin­clair, af­ter singing Colla mo rùn Mary Cather­ine MacLean singing the lul­laby Dean Cadalan Sàmhach Oban Gaelic Choi sang their set piece from the 2016, Tion­ndaidh am Bàt Fid­dler Joanie Garvin plays a Barra tune, Loch na h- òb

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