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Three expressive voices from the three Gaelic nations – Scottish, Irish and Manx – come together to celebrate linguistic, musical and cultural connections.
Mary Ann Kennedy, co-owner of Watercolour Music studios and one of Scotland’s most influential musicians and broadcasters; Ruth Keggin, the leading vocalist of the Manx Gaelic revival, and Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, acclaimed seann-nòs singer from a Connemara musical dynasty, are united by a common passion. Aon Teanga or Un Çhengey – whichever way you spell it, it sounds and means the same: ‘One Tongue’.
Comar and Watercolour Music have teamed up with Belfast’s Gaelic arts centre, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, and Culture Vannin to enable Ruth, Mary Ann and Eoghan to develop an album and live tour of traditional and new-composed songs.
The ocean is never far from the music, whether it be classic sailor’s ballads, tragic drowning laments, magical songs of sea creatures or wry commentary on human exploitation of the marine environment.
The singers are joined by Argyll guitarist, Finlay Wells, Clare fiddler Ultan O’ Brien and Gordon MacLean on bass.
Supported by Isle of Man Arts Council & PRS for Music Foundation.
Comar present Aon Teanga – A Gaelic Reunion at Iona Village Hall on the 19th of August.
IVH is hosting an event this Sunday (the 31st). Please come along and support it if you can!
An afternoon of international dances, to take part in or to watch, meeting people over a cup of tea and home baking, all in aid of
‘LOOS THAT WE CAN ALL USE’
A fundraising project, led by Dora, who is Housekeeper at the MacLeod Centre on Iona.
Dora grew up in Uganda. Her father started up a school for disabled children in which her mum is still teaching sign language. Dora’s aim is it to raise money to install raised pit latrines in this and other schools for children with disabilities in Uganda.
Please join her and other staff of the Iona Community!
When: Sunday, 31st May at 3.30 pm
Where: Iona Village Hall
This film night we are finally getting round to (see what I did there?) one of the biggest films of 2013!
When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can’t change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can’t shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.