Drama stars of Uist’s Na Mo Chuid Aodaich unveiled

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Pròiseact nan Ealan and Sgioba Dhràma Uibhist are delighted to announce the line-up of stars who will be taking part in the new drama commissioned for the Na Mo Chuid Aodaich show to be held in Balivanich on March 23rd.

The award-winning drama/fashion show is an extravagant exhibition of 20th century fashion, modelled by young members of the community.

The fashion show is complemented with a play, and the aim of a production of the highest quality is being realised with the acquisition of some of the leading lights in Gaelic drama including Alexis Daly and Davie Walker who both hail from South Uist.

They will be joining the stalwarts of the Uist Drama group who are amongst the most active community drama group on the scene and have under the belt many prizes and accolades for their efforts.

Adding prominence as presenters of the clothes element are Catriona Ruadh MacPhee and Derek MacIntosh, and Donald Cameron will deliver the historical content.

The drama element of the show is a period piece written by Sgioba Drama Uibhist under the guidance of Morag Stewart.

Unlike the other shows the drama element is being produced and directed by Sgioba Drama Uibhist and features an exciting episode in the history of the Southern Isles when Royalty stopped by.

The play is a perfect complement to the fashion show which precedes it and promises to give an entertaining and authentic panorama on life in the Uists.

Pròiseact nan Ealan’s partnership with Sgioba Dràma Uibhist falls on a significant chapter in the project’s lifespan as it is to be the thirteenth and final show of the series.

The project has achieved remarkable success and been hailed as a wonderful contribution to the Gaelic arts in recent years.

As well as two national events awards, the project has been shortlisted for another national award to mark their achievements in the field of youth work. The winners of the latter will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 14th March.

Erica Morrison, Creative Director of Proiseact nan Ealan said: “As we close the final chapter on ‘Na Mo Chuid Aodaich’, we look forward to further Gaelic intergenerational initiatives within communities building on the legacy of this award winning project.”

The evening aims to raise funds for local charities the RNLI – Local branch, and the British Heart Foundation – Western Isles.

To date the Na Mo Chuid Aodaich events have raised in excess of £25k for charities local to the areas in which the shows have taken place and it’s is hoped that this show will add more to that impressive sum.