Area: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

'Students come from across the world to the school, held annually in July in Dalabrog, South Uist, to experience traditional music and dance in a community setting. Expert tuition in piping, fiddle, song, dance and the Gaelic language are offered over a backdrop of community events, including cèilidhs, concerts and guided walks.' Held Early July.

* Ceòlas Summer School
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‘Four day festival set against the unique backdrop of the the Hebrides. Organised by the HCF Trust, this first festival was held in 1996 and now regularly attracts attendances of 14,000 over its four day run. Wild, but not a bit woolly, this festival has built up a fabulously loyal audience locally and from across the world, many of whom have Hebridean ties, many of whom just love coming here and joining in the great party. The festival is a not for profit event run by the community for the community, supported by local and national funding agencies, the goodwill of local businesses and community, and the many volunteers who give of their free time to make it happen.’ Held Mid July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Hebridean Celtic Festival
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* Uist & Benbecula Accordion & Fiddle Club
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Concerts and Recitals Season

Organize ‘special events in the summer’.

'Stornoway, the principal town of the Island of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, is home of the Lewis Pipe Band. The Band parade in the town centre every Saturday evening from the end of May till the end of August, weather permitting! ... As well as competing, the Band plays at a variety of events and gala days throughout the Western Isles ... The Band is purely a voluntary body, and a registered charity, the Members receive no payment for their services, and it is totally dependent on public support for its continued existence.'

Category Pipe Bands
+ Lewis Pipe Band
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‘Began in 2007 with support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. It is one of a growing network of NYCoS Area Choirs across Scotland ... NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 and 4 in the Western Isles area. Our free half-hour workshops are a fun and informal way to try out singing and games with others (where possible, with children from the same school). Our staff will then assess each singer's potential for membership to the choir.’

+ NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir
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Also indexedCoisir Naiseanta Oigridh Alba | National Youth Choir of Scotland
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Formed 1982: ’We normally have two big concerts per year: a Christmas concert with carols and madrigals, and a big concert in the Spring, normally doing one of the greats for example Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah ... Stornoway Singers are very fortunate to have some of the most talented musicians on the Island to help them with their concerts. The Orchestra members commit their time to help produce high quality, professional performances. We are extremely grateful for their commitment and effort’. The Singers can also offer concerts during the Summer holiday season.

Category Choral Societies
+ Stornoway Singers
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‘A hub for creativity and the arts in the Outer Hebrides. We are a multi arts venue – at one and the same time a contemporary art gallery, a theatre, a cinema, a dance studio, a concert hall, a platform for poetry and literature, a studio – every space stretched to showcase the arts in multiple forms. Our work stretches across a national and international platform, yet our distinctiveness lies in being "of the place", rooted in who we are, and the creativity of Gaelic and the Outer Hebrides takes centre stage. Our mission is “to connect and inspire people in producing extraordinary, creative programmes, uniquely rooted in the place and reflecting the arts and ideas of our time”.'

@ An Lanntair
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