Ich bin ein Uibhisteach

I wouldn’t normally feature the same video simultaneously both here and on the Island Voices site. But I confess to a special weakness for this one – certainly not for its technical merits, shot on an ageing hand-held mini-DV camera with a grumbling motor – but I love the content. So many smiling faces, and of all ages! The Uist community at its very best that night. What a delight to see familiar faces in less familiar surroundings, and all contributing of their own talents to give everyone a good time. And what a privilege to be able to record it.

Animals last month, and now children – learning English, singing Gaelic, teaching Russian, oh, and also speaking Polish…. Inspirational stuff, but everyone was a star, including the incoming music students gelling with local youth (and the not quite so youthful…) to provide the perfect soundtrack for a great community event. A real sense of vindication for the work “ris a’ bhruthaich” back in the early years of FE/HE development here in Uist.

Is there a better place to be on a midsummer’s night than Uibhist fhèin?

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About Gordon Wells

Language learner and teacher (English, Gaelic, Hindi and Urdu). Interested in bilingualism and creativity. At home in the Hebrides.

Posted on 22/06/2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Richard Gresswell

    Nice theme Gordon!! I’ll write you an email about links later – looking at your new look I also have some questions for you. Looks great – Mystique definitely is a nice theme. I want to know how you got those social Icons at the top and the blue background

    • Gordon Wells

      Thanks, Richard. I’ll look forward to that. I wouldn’t want to fill this space up with too much techie stuff, but it’s remarkable how “untechie” WordPress is, isn’t it? No doubt you’ll be devoting a post or two to it on Web2Literacy at some stage.

      As for the blue background, that one’s easy. Point your phone at the sky and click. (Same with the header, only this time you point at the sand.) The rest follows…

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