Associated People: MacPhail, Mrs Flora, Ruaig


Poem by Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, about a Harris Tweed jacket made by Dugald MacArthur, Sliabh, Balephuil in around 1940. In Gaelic with an English translation. It was worn by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, on TV for the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018.

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Collection of papers from the early years of the Tiree Feis, including (1) copies of the organisation’s constitution, and programme, timetable and order of church service for the first Fèis Thiriodh in 1990; (2) thank you letters from Rev Roderick Macdonald, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, and tutors Mairi, Mark and Gillin; (3) programme for the second Fèis Thiriodh, 1991; (4) report about the third Fèis, 1993.

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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.


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)


Audio cassette recording of Gaelic radio programme `Sgìr an Eòlais-Tiriodh` with Flora MacPhail of Skipinnish, Ruaig.

Flora MacPhail of Skipinnish, Ruaig introduces a Gaelic radio programme `Sgìr an Eòlais-Tiriodh` on her choice of recordings from the School of Scottish Studies including `Oidhche na Dunara` by Cailean Dhòmhnall Mhic Eachainn Mhòir from Cornaig, `Mo Nighean Donn a Còrnaig` by Alasdair MacRae from Hynish, Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin on a Tiree wedding, Alasdair MacRae singing a song about a wedding, children’s rhymes from Balevullin, `Orain na Luchag`, Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin singing a lullaby, customs when someone dies, a song about a thrush and pipe music.


Audio cassette recording of BBC Reidio nan Gaidheal programme recorded in 2001.

Recording of BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal programme about (side A) with Kenneth MacIver and Morag MacDonald touring with Ailig MacArthur to Heylipol, the radar station at West Hynish where they talk to Roddy Campbell, Tiree High School where they talk to pupils John Angus MacKinnon, Iona Brown and Karen MacKinnon and teacher Flora MacPhail, to Gott and Donald MacIntyre, crofter, horse-breeder, blacksmith and boat-builder; (side B) Kenneth and Morag talk to crofters Archie Brown and Jean MacCallum, to Dr John Holliday about An Iodhlann, to Maggie Campbell about her fieldwork, to Josie Brown and John MacKinnon about the Hynish Centre. Clàr BBC Rèidio nan Gàidheal program (taobh A) le Coinneach ’ic Iomhair agus Mòrag Dhòmhnallach air chuairt le Ailig ’ic Artair as a’ Chruairtean gu Stèisean an Reudar anns na Cuiltean far an robh iad a’ còmhradh ri Ruairidh Caimbeul, gu Ard Sgoil Thiriodh far an do bhruidhinn iad ri sgoilearan agus an tidsear Fionnghal Nic Phàil, gu Gott agus Dòmhnall Mac an t-Saoir, croitear, fear àrach eich, gobha agus fear togail sgòthan; (taobh B) tha Coinneach agus Mòrag a’ bruidhinn ris na croitearan Èairdsidh Mhic’IlleDhuinn agus Sìne Nic Chaluim, ris an Dotair Holliday mun Iodhlann, ri Magaidh Chaimbeul mun obair aice agus ri Josie Nic’IlleDhuinn agus Iain ’ic Fhionghain mu thogalaichean Haoidhnis.


Video recording BB2 programme about Tiree houses broadcast in November 2003.

BBC2 programme in Gaelic with English subtitles about buildings in Tiree – An Turas, thatched and felt roofed houses, the old steading at the Glebe, nissen huts and the Scarinish lighthouse – featuring Mabel MacArthur of Sandaig, Flora MacPhail in Balevullin, Wilie MacLean of Balinoe, Cathy MacNeill and John George Maclean of Scarinish and John Fletcher of Balemartine.