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Special Projects

Ùrachadh. Voices of Bragar

Jonathan Smith


Musician and artist Jonathan Smith has produced a revamped, electronica version of 11 tracks from the original Ceòl a' Bràdhagair CD, with all profits going to UCBA. Jonathan has strong family links to Bragar through his father. He spent the later part of his school years here, and has been a frequent visitor to the family home in Bragar, where his mother still lives.

The CD is available from Grinneabhat, through Isle20, and as a digital download.

Ceòl a’ Bràdhagair 


Ceòl a' Bràdhagair was originally a cassette tape recorded at a concert in Bragar School in 1981. It featured twenty traditional songs, many of them from the Bragar area. One of UCBAs first projects was to remaster the tracks and produce a CD.


The CD was launched in December 2014 at a cèilidh in the room in which it was originally recorded, and with some of the original artists singing. It is available to buy at Grinneabhat, from the Isle20 website or as a digital download. 

Traditional music Isle of Lewis
traditional Gaelic singing

Dealbh-Dùthcha, detail

Dealbh-Dùthcha: Ainmean-Àite Bhràdhagair agus Àrnoil


A map of Bragar and Arnol place-names, created by artist Anne Campbell. The material was collected at the ‘Cuimhneachain Sgrìobhte, Mapping Arnol and Bragar’ exhibition held at Grinneabhat in 2016, and during earlier projects by the artist. The map is available to buy at Grinneabhat or from the Isle20 website. All profits go to UCBA.

Dealbh-Dùthcha. Map of place-names by Anne Campbell
Anne Campbell place-names of Bragar
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