Glasgow letter with Robert Robertson week 19

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Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir tribute to Runrig

As part of the forthcoming West End Festival, the Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir, conducted by Kirsteen Grant, present their tribute to Runrig in appreciation of the long association they’ve had with the band .

And it will culminate in the choir having the huge honour of
performing alongside Runrig at The Last Dance concert in Stirling this August.

The concert for the West End Festival will take place in the Glasgow University Union, University Avenue, at 7.30pm on Wednesday June 13 with special guests Gary Innes, Fiona Hunter, Mike Vass and the Glasgow
Islay Junior Gaelic Choir – conducted by yours truly.

May I take this opportunity to appeal for new members of the junior choir. We are currently in the process of changing the evening on which
we practice but, if you think you know of a child or teenager who would be keen to join, then please do email me.

This concert in tribute to Runrig is exactly the kind of opportunity that makes the choir such a great project for the youngsters.

The Wee Skye

A small but appreciative audience enjoyed the Glasgow Skye Association’s spring concert, The Wee Skye, with great entertainment from the artistes, who were all on top form.

Taking part were Deirdre Graham, Sheena Walker, Kirsteen Grant, Iain MacLean, Gordon McKeeve, Màrtainn Skene, John A Gillies and association president Christine MacLeod, in the chair.

Clydebank Highlanders

At the recent annual Clydebank ceilidh in aid of Erskine Hospital, the sum of £745 was raised on the night.

It was a great evening of music and song enjoyed by everyone who went along to support this very worthy cause. The president and committee would like to thank everyone for their support on this special evening and throughout the session.

The AGM will be held in the Napier Hall on Wednesday May 16 at 7.30pm.

What’s on

Thursday May 10: Comunn an Taobh-an- iar annual general meeting at 7.30pm in the Ellangowan Social Club.

Saturday May 12: Gaelic Writers’ Showcase in the Gaelic Books Council, Mansfield Square, from 2pm until 4pm.

Thursday May 17: Comunn Gàidhlig Ghlaschu annual general meeting at 7.30pm in the Glasgow Gaelic School.

Thursday May 17: Glasgow Life: Mapping Gaelic in Glasgow from 2pm to 4pm; venue to be confirmed.

Friday May 18: Gaelic quiz at 8pm in Sutherland’s Bar of the Argyll Hotel.

Friday May 25: Helensburgh and District Highland Association annual general meeting and dance in the Commodore Hotel at 8pm.

Thursday May 31: Glasgow Uist and Barra Association annual general meeting at 7.30pm in Lourdes Secondary School.

Thursday May 31: Glasgow Sutherland Association AGM in the RAOB Club, 937 Dumbarton Road, at 7.30pm.

Tuesday June 5: The Glasgow Islay Association annual general meeting at 7pm in Partick Burgh Hall.

Friday June 8: The Glasgow Skye Association end of session social at 7pm in the Redhurst Hotel, Giffnock.

Friday June 29: Helensburgh and District Highland Association dance at 8pm in the Commodore Hotel.

Pub scene

Islay Inn.

Friday May 11: Mookie.

Saturday May 12: Parting Glass.

Sunday May 13: Jonathan Gillespie.

Park Bar.

Friday May 11: North 56.

Saturday May 12: Dun Mòr.

Sunday May 13: Martainn Skene.