As part of Celtic Connections 2017 we hosted a concert focusing on the past and present political dimensions of Gaelic song, with material addressing such issues as war, land rights, forced emigration and cultural survival.

Musical director Ewen Henderson (Mànran/Battlefield Band) helmed an outstanding vocal and instrumental cast, which also includes the great Barra singer Cathy-Ann MacPhee on an all-too rare visit from her adopted Canadian home, together with Allan MacDonald, Gillebride MacMillan, Sineag MacIntyre, Alasdair Whyte and band comprising Ingrid Henderson, Megan Henderson, Ewan Robertson and Andrew MacPherson, while Somhairle MacDonald’s stunning visual backdrop potently complemented the music, evoking the history, setting and wider context of the featured songs.