Local News for Monday 23rd July 2018
Tickets for Iolaire Community Remembrance Event
The Iolaire Working Group is pleased to announce that the public will be able to reserve tickets for the Iolaire Community Remembrance Event from 9am on Monday 10th September 2018. The event, hosted by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, will take place at 9:30pm on Monday 31st December 2018 in the Lewis Sports Centre, and is the civic event to mark the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy, featuring military and school band performances, poetry readings and songs, drama in addition to spiritual elements.
Norman A MacDonald, Chairman of the Iolaire Working Group, said: "The capacity for the event in the Lewis Sports Centre is 720 and therefore, although tickets will be free of charge, there will only a limited number available and we do anticipate a high demand for tickets. Tickets will be on a first come first served basis and will be available to reserve from 9am on Monday 10th September. We would encourage the public to be mindful of older family members, neighbours or friends, who may wish to attend but may not have access to the internet and/or phone. This will be an opportunity for our community to bring in the New Year together as we remember the men and families associated with HMY Iolaire.”
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Local News for Friday 20th July 2018
FRATELLIS Headline Friday Night at Heb Celt Fest
Glasgow trio he Fratellis’ most famous song is as familiar to football and ice hockey supporters as it is to fans at their live shows.
Tonight it will be the turn of the Hebridean Celtic Festival audience to belt out the infectious chorus of ‘Chelsea Dagger’ which appeared on the band’s first album 12 years ago. As well as a crowd pleaser at gigs, the song has been adopted, and adapted, by fans at both Celtic and Chelsea. When asked what they were expecting at HebCelt? The fratellies said: “Well, We'd love some sunshine. Other than that, a gig to remember is always the goal. With us the very least people can expect is a lot of effort and a good dance.”
As well as earlier material, the band, who headline the festival’s main stage tonight, will showcase new songs from their fifth album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’, which was released in March to critical acclaim and is already one of their favourites.
Read more: Local News for Friday 20th July 2018