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Updated: Apr 22, 2022

New date for Sian at Grinneabhat - Tuesday 26th April. There are a few tickets left at

Sian 2nd March - tickets selling fast. Tickets available at

Doors Open@19:00

Tickets available on line only


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Updated: Mar 12, 2022

The event will include a presentation by local primary school children retelling stories and myths associated with the west side of Lewis, as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

During the winter months the children accompanied volunteers from Comann Eachdraidh an Taobh Siar (the local history society) on environmental walks to three local sites and heard about the rich cultural and linguistic heritage associated with these special places. The children then created imaginative responses to the stories they heard during creative workshops, reinforcing their grasp of the stories and developing their own artworks.

For more information please contact

Sgeulachdan Siarach has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

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Our first residency starts this week with the arrival of Glasgow based Lithuanian composer and researcher Ruta Vitkauskaite.

Ruta’s work spans from ensemble and orchestral, to collaborative opera in the dark, to experimental projects for one listener. Her interest in community projects resulted in Walking Opera and currently she is running CoMA – Contemporary Music for All, Glasgow branch. She has recently received a PhD in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The two-week residency is hosted by Grinneabhat and run by An Lanntair. Ruta will be working collaboratively with Shawbost-based musicians and composers James and Katie Mackenzie as well as hoping to learn more about Gaelic culture and traditions. James is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Piping Degree Course. In 2019, James won the Silver Medal for Piobaireachd at the Northern Meeting Piping Competition. A former member of folk band ‘Breabach’, James is also a member of ‘Tryst’. He has produced three solo albums. His latest album ‘Fìbhig’ was released in December.

Katie is a Gaelic singer and harpist. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, specialising in Gaelic Song with Kenna Campbell. Katie has released one album to date, The Lassies Reply, which was nominated for Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards.

The residency will culminate in a concert featuring Ruta, Katie and James at Grinneabhat on 5th February. For more details please contact

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