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Two minidisk recordings of poetry and music sponsored by the Gaelic Books Council, recorded at An Talla by Maggie Campbell on 29/9/2006.

An evening of poetry and music at An Talla on 29th September 2006 sponsored by the Gaelic Books Council and featuring Irish and local artists and poets including Iona Brown of Crossapol, Flora and Angus MacPhail of Skipinnish, Willie MacLean of Balinoe and Ian Lamont of Croish. (on two cassettes both numbered AC419)


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.


CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1953-54.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chluim Bhain) of Balephuil talks about old stories; Murdo MacDonald plays some accordion tunes; children sing a Gaelic song; Hector MacLean tells a traditional story about a curse put on the factor; humerous song by an unknown artist; two stories told by John MacIntyre of Mull.