WHAT’S ON

BETTYHILL Village Hall. Pantomime, Friday, January 6, and Saturday, January 7. CANCELLED.
Village Hall. Otago Classes restarting on Wednesday, January 25. Martial Arts Class, Wednesdays. Bowls, Thursdays.
Village Hall. North Coast Leisure Licensed Dance to “Big Skye”, Saturday, February 11, from 8.30pm. Family dance.
TONGUE Hostel. Tongue and Bettyhill “Step-it Up Highland group” meets 1 o’clock every Wednesday at the hostel to enjoy a short walk. Contact Ruth on 01847 611327 for details.
Village Hall. Indoor Bowling, Thursdays. Juniors (aged 8-14 years), 7.00-8.00pm; Seniors, 8.00-10.00pm. Bowls provided. Beginners welcome. Tongue Tots meet on Mondays in term time, 10.30-12.10pm. Babies and toddlers welcome.
GLASGOW The National Piping Centre. Celtic Connections: Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly with guests, Friday, January 20, at 7.30pm. Box office: 0141 353 8000.
CCA. Celtic Connections: Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl ’s Craic, with Dublin’s sean-nós singer and fiddler Róisín Chambers, Edinburgh’s all-instrumental Causeway Trio and newly-formed Las — which aptly translates as “ignite” — featuring Mod gold medallist Joy Dunlop, Edel Ní Churraoin, Gràinne Brady, Golspie-born instrumentalist Suzanne Houston and Catherine Nì Shuilleabhàin. Saturday, January 21, at 7.30pm. Box office: 0141 353 8000.
Concert Hall. Celtic Connections: Strì is Buaidh: Strife and Success, Saturday, February 4, at 8.00pm. Glasgow’s Gaelic arts development agency, An Lòchran, hosts a concert focusing on the past and present political dimensions of Gaelic song, with material addressing such issues as war, land rights, forced emigration and cultural survival. Musical director Ewen Henderson (Mànran/Battlefield Band) leads an outstanding vocal and instrumental cast, which also includes Barra singer, Cathy-Ann MacPhee, on an all-too rare visit from her adopted Canadian home, united under choral director Kenneth Thomson together with Allan MacDonald, Sineag MacIntyre, Alasdair Whyte and Gillebride MacMillan and choir Ceòlraidh Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, accompanied by a band including Andrew MacPherson, Megan Henderson, Ewan Robertson and Ingrid Henderson. “Somhairle MacDonald’s stunning visual backdrop potently complements the music, evoking the history, setting and wider context of the featured songs, alongside the narration by Angela MacEachen.”
DURNESS Village Hall. Zumba, Wednesdays, at 7.00pm.

To add to the list, e-mail whatson@bratach.co.uk or telephone Morag MacLeod at any reasonable hour (01641 561214).

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