Island Cèilidh comes to Glasgow

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Dancers Frank McConnell and Sandra Robertson at Ceòlas’ concert at Celtic Connections 2012

People in Glasgow are being invited to party Island-style with a traditional Cèilidh on Saturday 2 February at Celtic Connections 2013. Talented musicians and dancers with Uist connections will encourage audience members to the floor with a range of popular Cèilidh dance tunes, including Reels, Quadrilles and Cape Breton sets.

The evening, entitled Danns’ an Eilein, has been organised by Ceòlas, a Uist based music and dance summer school and arts project, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. A number of well-known musicians and special guests will take part, including Kathleen MacInnes, Allan Henderson, Kilphedar Sound, Frank McConnell and Dawn Beaton.

The event will also feature a special performance by Ceòlas’ dancer-in-residence, Rosalind Masson, accompanied by music from University of the Highlands and Islands’ students based at the Lews Castle College UHI Benbecula campus.

Danns’ an Eilein follows on from Ceòlas’ sell-out show at Celtic Connections 2012. It takes place from 8pm on Saturday 2 February at the National Piping Centre, Glasgow. Tickets are £12. To book a place or find out more, visit


Artists include:

Sarah Hoy from Edinburgh
Kathleen MacInnes from South Uist
Kilphedar Sound from South Uist
Allan Henderson from Mallaig
Dawn Beaton from Cape Breton
Frank McConnell from Bonar Bridge
Fin Moore from Dunkeld
Sarah Hoy from Dunkeld

University of the Highlands and Islands students:

David Provan from Lochgilphead - pipes
Jamie MacDonald from Tiree - fiddle
Graeme Platman from Callander - guitar and mandolin
Amy Macaulay from South Uist - fiddle
Sophie Stephenson from Fort Augustus - whistle, guitar and fiddle
Mairi C M Innes from Benbecula - guitar, vocals and percussion


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