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Fèill Leabhraichean Uibhist

Uist Book Festival

16 - 22 den t-Samhain, 2020, air-loidhne

A ’comharrachadh litreachas Uist rè Seachdain Leabhraichean na h-Alba. Tachartasan gach oidhche den t-seachdain, agallamhan le ùghdaran le Kathleen NicAonghais, cuideachd bàrdachd, ceòl, film agus craic gu leòr!

16 - 22 of November, 2020, online

Celebrating Uist literature during Book Week Scotland. Events every night of the week, interviews with authors by Kathleen MacInnes, as well as poetry, music, film and much more. 

Fàilte ro na h-uile!

In 2014 Sgoil Lionacleit produced ‘An Tilleadh’, an anthology of the best writing by former pupils spanning a period of twenty years.

During Book Week Scotland, every evening Ceòlas will celebrate this publication by presenting some of the stories from the book, read by the authors themselves.  Each reading is followed by interviews with Kathleen MacInnes, exploring how their interest in language and literature at school continued with them into adult life.  Programmes start at 6.45 pm each evening. 


On Friday 20th November at 6.00 pm, Ceòlas presents a brilliant collaboration from two neighbouring townships in South Uist.

Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones (Frobost) and Gillebrìde Mac’Illemhaoil (Milton) present ‘Piobrachadh na Ceòlraidh: Togail-Inntinn gus Bàrdachd agus Ceòl Gàidhlig a Sgrìobhadh’.  Interspersed with song and poetry, both their own and others, the event sees the two artists discuss their urge to write and the sources of inspiration on which they draw for Gaelic Poetry and Music.  The evening will also premiere a newly commissioned poem from Sandy - ‘Taladh Uibhist – Uist’s Call’.  We are grateful for the assistance of the Scottish Book Trust, Ceòlas Uist, An Comunn Gàidhealach and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean in staging this event.

Each event will posted live on the Ceòlas Facebook Page at 6.45 pm
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Monday 16th November 2020

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Linda MacLeod reading her story ‘Cuimhneachdain’

followed by an interview with Kathleen MacInnes

Tuesday 17th November 2020

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Floraidh Forrest reading her story ‘Eadar Dà Shaogal’

followed by an interview with Kathleen MacInnes

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Wedneday 18th November 2020

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Marion Garbutt reading her story ‘Faochadh Inntinn’

followed by an interview with Kathleen MacInnes

Thursday 19th November 2020

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Mairi MacRitchie reading her story ‘Sùil Na h-Òige’

followed by an interview with Kathleen MacInnes


Friday 20th November 2020

6.00 pm

Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones and Gillebrìde Mac’Illemhaoil

Piobrachadh na Ceòlraidh:

Togail-Inntinn gus Bàrdachd agus Ceòl Gàidhlig a Sgrìobhadh’

‘The Urge to Write: Sources of Inspiration for Gaelic Poetry and Music’

Featuring Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones, the reigning Bàrd of An Comunn Gàidhealach, in conversation with Gillebrìde Mac’Illemhaoil, singer, writer, poet and Head of Celtic Studies at Glasgow University. The event will feature Sandy and Gillebrìde interviewing each other about Gaelic language and literature, poetic forms and inspirations, and examples of their favourite bards from Uist and elsewhere. 

This conversation will be interspersed with some poetry readings and songs - from Gillebrìde’s recent CDs, and from Sandy’s new collection, ‘An Seachdamh Tonn – The Seventh Wave’, which includes a specially commissioned piece about Uist

‘Taladh Uibhist – Uist’s Call’ for Book Week Scotland. 

To register for this event, click here

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Saturday  21st November, 2020

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Lena Walker reading her story ‘An Tilleadh’

followed by an interview with Kathleen MacInnes

and a film adaptation of the story entered into Film G in 2019

This evening we also announce the winners of the

As an Tobar writing competition 2020

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Organisation and Funding

'S e buidheann obrachaidh a tha a' cur na fèill seo air dòigh, air a tharraing à coimhearsnachd agus buidhnean Uibhist.

Tha an fhèill a' faighinn taic-maoineachaidh fialaidh aig Urras Leabhraichean na h-Alba, Alba Chruthachail, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Iomairt na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean, An Comunn Gaidhaelach, agus Comhairle nan Leabhraichean.

The book festival is organised by a working group comprised of individuals and organisations from Uist.

The festival has received kind support from Scottish Book Trust, Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, An Comunn Gaidhaelach and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean.


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