Associated People: Smith, Mr Bernard, West Hynish (1960 - 2017)


CD ‘The Tiree Songbook’, by various singers and musicians, 2017. Double CD of a collection of 21 tracks of traditional music and songs known as favourites on Tiree. Artists include Euan Burton, Donald-Iain Brown, Marie Fielding, James Graham, Mary Ann Kennedy, Calum MacCrimmon, Anna Massie, Linda MacLeod, Ian Smith, Iain Brown, Ishbel Campbell, Murdina MacLean, Bernard Smith, John C Campbell, Alastair Campbell, Anne Johnston, Finaly Johnston, Gordon Rowan, Kyle Rowan, Campell Brown, Daniel Gillespie, Angus MacPhail. Recorded during 2016 and 2017 at An Talla, Tiree, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Crois Geur Studio, Kilmoluaig, and the National Piping Centre, Glasgow.

Track titles: Chuir iad an t-suil a Pilot; Cumha do dh’Iain Domhnallach; ‘S e Tiriodh an t-eilean as biodhche; Marbhrann do Mhrs Noble; An tir iosal lurach; Cachaileith to Corrairigh; Oran nam priosanach; Lag nan Cruachan; Calum Salum’s salute to the seals; A Chaluim Bhig; Aisling cuimhn’; Oran nan grudairean; Bithibh aotrom; The ‘Sgirisdeach’ set; Tha mi fo churaim; Donald Campbell set; Mo chaol thar chaich.


Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 427, 11/10/08

Local news: rock drilling at Ruaig; interview with Bernie Smith; access; council urges residents to measure their carbon footprint; council welcomes Marine Bill; An Talla news; Tiree Environmental Action and Recycling news; Tiree-Glasgow flight to be run by Flybe instead of Loganair.


CD of recordings from The Secret Island history conference, Tiree 2013.

CD of recordings from the three-day history conference held at An Talla on 30th May to 1st June 2013, and organised by The Islands Book Trust, Lewis, with An Iodhlann. Includes talks and speeches given by local and visiting experts.


Wall calendar 2009 by Bernard D. Smith & Son – general builders and contractors

Card wall calendar (2009) by Bernard D. Smith & Son – general builders and contractors, showing a colour photograph of the coal puffer boat “Cle?shira” in Scarinish Harbour ca 1960.


Selection of photographs from Alasdair Sinclair`s Retirement from An Iodhlann in 2008

Five photographs of An Iodhlann staff and committee members at Alasdair Sinclair`s retirement from the Board of An Iodhlann: (1) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Miss Mary MacKinnon and Mr. Bernard Smith, (2) left to right are; Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr.Duncan Grant, Ms. ?, and Mr, Johnny Johnston, (3) left to right are; Mr Alasdair Sincalir, Dr. John Holliday, Mr Duncan Grant and Ms. ?, (4) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Janet MacIntosh, Mr Alasdair Sinclair, Mr. Johnny Johnston, Mrs Margaret Campbell, Ms. Catriona McLeod, Mr Duncan Grant & Dr. John Holliday, (5) left to right are; Mrs Pat Campbell, Mrs Mairi Campbell, Mr. Duncan Grant, Miss Kate England, Mrs. Josie Brown, Mr. Alasdair Sinclair & Mr. Steve Thompson.


Minidisk recording of Bernie Smith and Gilleasbuig Kennedy talking to Maggie Campbell on 3/4/2007.

Bernie Smith and Gilleasbuig Kennedy, both of West Hynish, talk to Maggie Campbell in April 2007 about their schooldays on Tiree and the differences in schooling today.


Bernie Smith singing ‘Lag nan Cruachan’

Sound clip of Bernie Smith of West Hynish singing ‘Lag nan Cruachan’.

Courtesy of Mr Bernie Smith

During a cèilidh held in March 2006 to celebrate the end of the Society for Northern Studies’ Tiree Conference, Bernie Smith of West Hynish sang four verses of ‘Lag nan Cruachan’, a song written by Captain Angus Lamont of Cornaigmore in the 19th century.

Captain Lamont enrolled as a medical student at Glasgow University but, as the Rev Hector Cameron noted in ‘Na Bàird Thirisdeach’, ‘the lure of the sea…was too much for him and he deserted the healing profession for the romantic calling of the mariner.’

He wrote a number of songs, of which only ‘Lag nan Cruachan’ survives. He died aged around forty-four on board his ship at San Francisco. His brother-in-law, Captain Donald MacKinnon of the tea clipper ‘Taeping’, also died in the prime of life.


Audio cassette recording of BBC Radio Scotland`s `Take the Floor` recorded in An Talla on 15/6/2005.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor with Robbie Shepherd recorded at An Talla on 15th June 2005 with music by local band Skipinnish and special guests singer Wilma Kennedy accompanied by her sister Mary Ann on clarsach, and Gaelic singer Bernard Smith.