Ceolas at the Commonwealth Games

On the Glasgow Green stage for the Commonwealth Games
On the Glasgow Green stage for the Commonwealth Games

North Uist starlet Julie Fowlis sang for HRH The Queen and The Queen’s Commonwealth Baton recently; and South Uist Gaelic music and dance summer school, Ceolas, performed on the main stage at Glasgow Green.

Ceolas was represented by Cape Breton piper Angus Mackenzie, who now lives in Portree, Skye; fiddler Ewen Henderson, from Lochaber; Hamish Napier, pianist from Speyside; South Uist Gaelic singer Sineag LacIntyre; Dunkeld piper Fin Moore; Piper and Ceolas Artistic director Iain MacDonald, and Ceolas Dancer-in-Residence Laura Johnston.

After a short introduction from Michelle McManus, Catriona Ruadh MacPhee from Glasgow (and Iochdar) ably handled MC duties at the show on Thursday, July 24th.

Catriona kept what seemed like a short hour running nicely as well as joining in the singing; and the Ceolas Commonwealth show ended with members of the audience dancing a ‘Strip the Willow’ on the Green in front of the stage.

Ceolas would like to thank Rona MacDonald and the Glasgow 2014 team for the support and giving the school the opportunity to be part of Glasgow 2014.

And while in Glasgow, Ceolas took the opportunity to wish another South Uist girl – Kerry MacPhee – good luck in her competitions as part of the Team Scotland Cycling team.