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‘I’ll Sing On’ ~ A tribute to popular local singer Catriona Maclean Mackinnon.
Gilbert McKinnon presents the book, “I’ll Sing On”, launched at the Skye Book Festival in Sep. Catriona graduated from the Royal Conservatoire. She sang at Sabhal Mòr, National Mòds, the BBC and the Pan Celtic Festival. She also revived the Broadford Gaelic Choir. A friend of Sir Iain Noble, she helped to teach him Gaelic and encouraged him in his promotion of Gaelic on Skye. Book proceeds go to research at Glasgow University into Hodgkin lymphoma, from which Catriona died as a young woman.
There will be readings from the book and a screen presentation of her life. Film clips will remind us of her amazing voice and excellent clarsach playing and we shall hear a moving audio recording of her singing and a live music tribute.
Donald S Murray comments, “ ‘I’ll Sing On’ is, in many ways, a tale of reconciliation. A young woman with an energetic and impetuous nature, she found peace and resolution through coming to terms with many of the forces at war in her life. All in all, it makes for a wonderful portrayal of someone who clearly inspired much love and admiration. Her life sings on through its pages.”
Entry by donation, and please reserve your seat at www.seall.co.uk/events/ill-sing-on-13-feb/