Parlophone vinyl record of William Hannah’s Band playing traditional Scottish dance music – ‘Highland Waltz’ and ‘Circassion Circle’, belonging to the McLean family of Kenovay and Linlithgow. The record was mentioned in a collection of letters regarding RAF Pilot Officer Charles McLean, who died in action during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Programme of the Mull Highland Games, 1956, with Tiree competitors Iain C MacDonald, Dancing (pg 4), and Duncan MacInnes, Ruaig, Light Events (pg 9).
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.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of a taped interview with sisters Margaret MacKinnon and Katie MacKinnon, Heanish, by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle (and Balinoe), in 1991 at Braeside, Heanish.
Extract: “Auntie Maggie and Auntie Katie agreed to do this tape interview with me on a cold April’s day in 1991. I had dropped by Braeside on the way back from a buisness trip in Europe. It was mostly Auntie Maggie who did the talking with Katie chipping in with the odd comment. They talked about their childhood living on the island and life during the war years.”
Click here to view transcript 2016.45.1
VHS video and DVD of Tiree folk dancing quadrilles in 1996.
DVD of the Tiree Piping Society concert and dance, 2011
DVD of good quality amateur video of the Tiree Piping Society concert and dance held at An Talla on 21st May 2011. Includes original, unconverted file.