The highly coveted Mod gold medals have been won by two islanders after a series of nerve wrecking competitions over two days.
Catriona Watt of Stornoway gained the highest points and won the ladies Gold Medal in today’s event.
The 26-year-old student at Strathclyde University says it was a tough contest and she still can’t believe she won.
The Corran Raa CD is now available to preview and buy over the internet from Coda Music. http://www.codamusic.co.uk/products.php?keyword=corran+raa It will be available more widely after the Launch Party- details to follow shortly
Congratulations to Gaelic singer Catriona Watt who has just got engaged to Davie Henderson. http://bit.ly/gL1Tb5
Fidhleirean Eilean an Fhraoich present All day Fiddle tuition this saturday 5th march 10am start in Sandwick School,Stornoway.
Only a tenner.Great chance to brush up on your playing.
Special tutor this week.
Contact Murdo Johnson for booking.
STORNawAY (FIDDLERS) 5 REST OF THE WORLD (FIDDLERS) 9
THE FIRST REGISTERED FOOTBALL MATCH EVER TO TAKE PLACE ON THE ISLAND OF TARANSAY WAS WON BY THE VISITORS, THE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM.
IN A CLOSELY FOUGHT GAME THE VISITORS COMPLETELY DOMINATED THE MATCH. ALLAN HENDERSON (BLAZIN FIDDLES) REFLECTED ON A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE – “WE WERE AWESOME!“. HOWEVER, THE CYNICAL NATURE OF THE STORNAWAY TEAM WAS CHARACTERISED BY WILLIE MACRAE’S CRUDE CHALLENGE ON CHARLIE MACKERRON (SESSION A 9). CHARLIE IS NOW RECOVERING BUT IT IS LIKELY HE WILL NEVER PLAY THE FIDDLE AGAIN!
ALLAN HENDERSON’S SCREAMER FROM 25 YARDS WAS ONLY ECLIPSED BY ROBBIE LEASK’S FIVE GOAL Rout THAT HELPED SEAL THE HOME TEAMS FATE.
DOLAN MORRISON WAS EXTREMELY LUCKY TO STAY ON THE FIELD OF PLAY AFTER TWO PARTICULARLY UGLY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE REFEREE (ALEC SUTHERLAND). IN FACT, MR SUTHERLAND WAS HEARD TO REMARK AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE “I’LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!”.
FOLLOWING THE GAME, THE TEAM MANAGER OF THE ISLAND TEAM, MURDO JOHNSTON, LEFT BY MUTUAL CONSENT.
THE CAPTAINCY OF THE STORNWAY TEAM (DOLAN MORRISON) IS UNDER QUESTION AND AN ANNOUCEMENT FROM THE CLUB IS DUE SHORTLY.
THE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM COMPLETED A MEMORABLE EVENING ON TARANSAY WITH A VICTORY CELEBRATION ON THE ISLAND THAT WENT ON THROUGH THE NIGHT.
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