Local News for Wednesday 13th July 2016
HebCelt’s opening night
The opening concert of Hebridean Celtic Festival is tonight, with Hebridean Women gracing the stage at An Lanntair. The voices of Julie Fowlis, Cathy Ann MacPhee, Kathleen MacInnes, Mairi Smith and Isobel Ann Martin are united in a concert celebrating the festival’s 21st birthday. The evening, programmed as part of An Lanntair’s Bealach programme, was the first event in this year’s HebCelt to sell out. Men are permitted on stage – but only as support musicians. Norrie Tago Maciver, Alex Tearse and James Mackenzie will be doing the honours on guitar, keyboards and pipes and whistles. Visitors arriving tomorrow will be welcomed on the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway by the Western Isles Ceilidh trail musicians, who will also be live in the studio as Isles FM kicks off live coverage. We’ll be on air live from 1-6pm every day of the festival, with a team of presenters bringing you interviews, live music, news and information updates and catch-ups from around the town. Stay tuned to 103fm.