Softback book ‘Hebridean Dances: Dannsa nan Eileanach’ by Ceitidh Anna NicFhionghuin, Ceiteag Chaimbeul & Mairead NicNeill of Comhlan Dannsa nan Eileanach, 1995. Detailed instructions for dances from the Hebrides and the West Coast of Scotland.
Softback book ‘Highland Balls and Village Halls: A Look At The Scot And His Dancing’ by G. W. Lockhart, 1985. Dances, venues, musicians, tartan and dress, as well as the steps of the most important dances.
Scanned copy of the lyrics to a Gaelic song by Edward Pursell in the 1930s: ‘An Dannsa ‘bha ‘san Oban’ about a dance in Oban, which were “Words to Campbeltown Gaelic Choir for choral use only.”
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VHS video and DVD of the Tiree Feis ceilidh in the old community hall at Crossapol in 1999.
VHS video and DVD of Tiree folk dancing quadrilles in 1996.
DVD of a tribute to Gordon Connell`s accordion teaching on Tiree, 2013
DVD of a tribute to accordion teachers made by MG Alba in Gaelic to be screened at Feis Thiriodh 2013, beginning with Gordon Connell, Crossapol, who has been teaching accordion at Tiree High School since the 1970s. Includes footage of Tiree landscapes, dancing in the old community hall, a photograph of Murray Omand, and interviews with Angus MacPhail, Ruaig, Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, Dr John Holliday, Balephuil, and Alastair MacLean (Billy the Box), Barrapol.
Selection of Gaelic and Scottish songs and music on vinyl records from the 1960s and 70s.
Eight 45rpm and ten 33rpm vinyl records of Gaelic, Scottish, classical and popular dance music, pipe music and songs from the 1960s and 1970s, including `My Isle Tiree` by Donald MacRae, `Roghainn Mairi` by Mairi MacArthur (of Tiree descent), `Norman MacLean Sings` (of Tiree descent), and `Inveraray Castle Ceilidh`, plus `Abdication of HRH The Duke of Windsor` recorded by Leslie Mitchell for the Sunday Express.
Photograph of a dance held during A` Bhuain 2006
Colour photograph of people dancing in An Talla during the A` Bhuain homecoming for the Tiree diaspora in spring 2006. L-R: unknown; unknown; Jessie Gray, Balemartine; unknown; Flora MacLean, Druimfraoich; Louise MacDougall, Scarinish; Liz and Danny Lapsley, Caoles; unknown; Michael Holliday, Baugh (background); Jaclyn Langley, Scarinish (background); unknown dancing with Lynsey Gray, Balemartine. Original held on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.
Program for an RAF Station Theatre revue, 1945
Original programme of performances by RAF Tiree personnel `The Tireans` in the station theatre on September 10th, 11th and 12th 1945. Gives names of performers and crew. Includes a photocopy.
Information about mimicry of bird calls in Gaelic song
Print out of email and internet page about a song and dance performance that mimics in Gaelic the wild birds of the Hebrides.