Fab four reunite on Lismore

Left to right: Duncan 'Tobermory' MacCormick (83), Cathie Carmichael (née MacCormick) aged 87, Gregor 'Biffo' MacCormick (81), and Donnie MacCormick (85).

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Four siblings who grew up on Lismore reunited at the island’s agricultural show last Saturday, the fifth after a two-year break during Covid lockdowns.

Left to right: Duncan ‘Tobermory’ MacCormick, aged 83; Cathie Carmichael, née MacCormick, 87; Gregor ‘Biffo’ MacCormick, 81, and Donnie MacCormick, 85.

All four are fluent Gaelic speakers and singers. Donnie and Gregor also play the accordion and played in a second show of their own in the evening.

‘It was a tremendous day,’ said Donnie, who gave out the prizes. ‘It is Cathie’s grandson who organises it.’

Thanking everyone who helped, organiser Neil Carmichael, a contender for the event’s busiest man, said: ‘It is great to see everyone enjoying themselves.’

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