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Ceòl ‘s Craic
Oidhche Americana

Sat 23 September 2017

Oidhche Americana is a celebration of the historic links between traditional Gaelic song and Americana music. This year's event takes inspiration from the ‘Grand Old Opry' shows of Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium, and we have assembled a stellar cast of singers and musicians to take part.

Dòl Eoin MacKinnon has long wanted to pay tribute to the late, great Tom Sloss. For this event he’ll be exploring the Uist troubadour’s body of work alongside some of his own original compositions.

The Eriskay Ponies feature the cream of Glasgow’s session musicians and the vocal talents of Lorraine Wilson and Warren MacIntyre. They’ll reconvene to perform country classics, original compositions and inspired Gaelic cover versions, in addition to acting as ‘house band’ for the evening’s exciting array of guest vocalists.

Gillebride MacMillan is a native of South Uist who grew up steeped in Gaelic song and tradition.

Mairi Morrison is a renowned actress, writer and director and an exceptional Gaelic singer and songwriter. Mairi returns to perform her unique take on some classic Country heartbreakers.

Our very special guest Mary Jean Lewis hails from Louisiana and can legitimately claim to be descended from Rock ’n’ Roll royalty, as this talented singer-songwriter is the niece of ‘The Killer’ himself, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis!