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MusicMemory Store - Angus Millar chooses "Mo Mhathair" by Calum Kennedy
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ACG_MMS_04
PLACENAME
Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
DATE OF IMAGE
2010
PERIOD
2010s
SOURCE
An Comunn Gàidhealach
ASSET ID
21666
KEYWORDS
music
songs
MusicMemory Store - Angus Millar chooses "Mo Mhathair" by Calum Kennedy

Angus Millar is a native of Brora in Sutherland and has been teaching Gaelic at Farr High School in Bettyhill for the past six years. He combines his passion for the Gaelic language with a passion for the Gaelic sport, shinty, and coaches the youngsters at Farr in the game. On Oct 9th for the Mòd shinty matches, Angus will be in charge of the North Sutherland Primary team, Farr High School Secondary team, and assistant coach for the Sutherland Senior team ... a busy day!

"When I was younger I used to make frequent visits to the island of Lewis. The place made a great impression on me; it had a kind of magic that was created by a combination of the people, the landscape, the language and the culture. Various Gaelic musicians remind me of these days but none more so than Calum Kennedy, who himself hailed from the Isle of Lewis. Not only did Calum Kennedy have a fine voice, but he could convey the emotion of a song like no other. Phil Cunningham tells the story of a loud post concert gathering at the Glasgow Celtic Connections festival. Calum turned up and was persuaded to sing a Gaelic song. Phil says that at the close of the song 'there wasn't a dry eye in the house'. Of all his Gaelic songs I like 'Mo Mhathair' the best because of its beautiful melody and lyrics, and because of the sentiments it contains about a very special person ... mo mhathair."

This is one of the contributions to the MusicMemory Store project which is being run as part of the build-up to the National Mòd 2010 in Caithness. A variety of local people have been asked to select a favourite traditional or Gaelic music track which has a personal meaning for them, and to share the music and the story with the public.

The project seeks to raise the profile of the value of traditional and Gaelic music within the community and its relationship to the National Mòd 2010 which is being hosted in Caithness for the very first time, from 8 to 16 October.

Copies of the albums containing their chosen track are available to borrow from Wick and Thurso libraries. A new contribution will be published each week from May until the start of the Mòd.

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MusicMemory Store - Angus Millar chooses "Mo Mhathair" by Calum Kennedy

SUTHERLAND: Farr

2010s

music; songs

An Comunn Gàidhealach

MusicMemory Store

Angus Millar is a native of Brora in Sutherland and has been teaching Gaelic at Farr High School in Bettyhill for the past six years. He combines his passion for the Gaelic language with a passion for the Gaelic sport, shinty, and coaches the youngsters at Farr in the game. On Oct 9th for the Mòd shinty matches, Angus will be in charge of the North Sutherland Primary team, Farr High School Secondary team, and assistant coach for the Sutherland Senior team ... a busy day!<br /> <br /> "When I was younger I used to make frequent visits to the island of Lewis. The place made a great impression on me; it had a kind of magic that was created by a combination of the people, the landscape, the language and the culture. Various Gaelic musicians remind me of these days but none more so than Calum Kennedy, who himself hailed from the Isle of Lewis. Not only did Calum Kennedy have a fine voice, but he could convey the emotion of a song like no other. Phil Cunningham tells the story of a loud post concert gathering at the Glasgow Celtic Connections festival. Calum turned up and was persuaded to sing a Gaelic song. Phil says that at the close of the song 'there wasn't a dry eye in the house'. Of all his Gaelic songs I like 'Mo Mhathair' the best because of its beautiful melody and lyrics, and because of the sentiments it contains about a very special person ... mo mhathair."<br /> <br /> This is one of the contributions to the MusicMemory Store project which is being run as part of the build-up to the National Mòd 2010 in Caithness. A variety of local people have been asked to select a favourite traditional or Gaelic music track which has a personal meaning for them, and to share the music and the story with the public.<br /> <br /> The project seeks to raise the profile of the value of traditional and Gaelic music within the community and its relationship to the National Mòd 2010 which is being hosted in Caithness for the very first time, from 8 to 16 October. <br /> <br /> Copies of the albums containing their chosen track are available to borrow from Wick and Thurso libraries. A new contribution will be published each week from May until the start of the Mòd.