The EP of music from the Dìleab project has hit the shops in Lewis and Harris and will soon be available online.
Dìleab: a legacy, features pupils from across the Western Isles, working with singer songwriter Willie Campbell on themes including emigration, the impact of war, the Iolaire tragedy and protest and politics - themes which have impacted our islands greatly.
In physical form, the EP is now available from An Lanntair and from Comhairle buildings in Stornoway, including the Town Hall customer services desk. Later this week it'll be available from Sir E Scott school, the Harris Distillery and Castlebay school in Barra.
This week Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s education department announced that Skipinnish are to headline the 2019 Dìleab showcase event in the Lewis Sports Centre on Friday 29th November.
They will be joined the Tumbling Souls and Face the West, along with local bands including Fèis group Dual, the Lewis and Harris youth band, Sir E Scott School choir and The Nicolson Institute choir.
Tickets for the showcase event will be available on Eventbrite from 9am on Monday (7th October) priced £25 for Adults and £15 for U18s.
Skipinnish are celebrating their 20th year performing in 2019, and said: “Since Skipinnish began, the people of Lewis and Harris have given us huge support and we are delighted to be playing for them during our 20th anniversary year. It is always magical to see our lead singer, Norrie MacIver perform on home turf. Keyboard player, Alasdair Iain Patterson also has strong family links to Lewis and these island connections will be felt strongly on the night. This will be a concert that we will all remember for years to come.”