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Community arts group Cabraich is this weekend celebrating an award from the Corra Foundation to restore much-missed music sessions in Lewis.

The Bayhead Sessions, a long-running, weekly live get-together for musicians and singers, was hit by the pandemic restrictions almost exactly one year ago, in March 2020.

Now organisers have formulated a plan to support new technology skills, re-uniting the thirty musical participants in a new online setting.   

The Corra Foundation works to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life for everyone. 

This support for Cabraich will provide one-to-one workshops for people to use Zoom and other online platforms from their own home devices.

Cabraich co-ordinator Magaidh Smith said: “Many new friendships and community networks were created through the open-door, weekly music nights at Bayhead Sessions in Stornoway. “The pandemic has left many people isolated and our new weekly online event is a chance to re-establish those links and create new experiences.

“Although we aim to reach out to the musicians who played together at Bayhead Sessions pre-Covid and their audience, we also welcome anybody interested in learning new technology skills and participating in a local music setting.”

You can get more information on technology support from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01851 860204.