Day 4 Isle of Mull Day


Lachlan Mor and Traigh Ghruinneard, told by Scot AnSgeulaiche.

This fine story is told by Scot, who is a skilled teller of tales and legends of the Clan Maclean and the Scottish Highlands. Scot commits all his tales to memory. This tale gives you a further


Tour of the Isle of Mull Cheese Factory including the making process of Mull Cheddar.

The Reade family are the makers of award-winning Isle of Mull Cheddar and Hebridean Blue cheese. Cheese has been made here since the 1980’s. This tour will take you to the factory and you will hear the family’s story of arriving on Mull with 10 cows. Now they milk 130.

A special tour of The Mull Museum Tobermory by Olive Brown.

Olive has been involved with the museum for many years and knows it very well. She will take you on a tour of some of the items of special interest to Macleans. The museum holds extensive archives including that of the Clan Maclean. These are available for research purposes. The museum is a charitable trust dependant on donations.


Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher singing Rows and Rows of Boxes.

The tune is from Sorren’s debut album “Winter Stay Autumn.” They are singing this original song for us specially in front of Duart Castle’s great walls on a bright spring day this year.

Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean playing a Pibroch.

Here Calum plays a piobaireachd or ceòl mòr for us. It is a type of tune characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations making playing it particularly challenging.

Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir singing in Iona Abbey.

Còisir Ghàidhlig An Eilein Mhuilich are singing for you in the ancient Iona Abbey. Iona Abbey was founded by St Columba in 563. The Columban community survived several Viking attacks but around 1200 a community of Benedictine monks was founded on the site by Reginald, son of Somerled, the self-styled ‘king of the Isles’. 

Isle of Mull Music Makers.

Mull Music Makers raise funds to bring tutors to the Isle of Mull each month. Children learn music through song, movement, performance and violin/fiddle tuition. It is a charity. This is a selection of their work from the very early learners to the confident older children.

Tobermory High School Pipe Band.

This group of enthusiastic young people formed up as a band under the tutelage of the Chief’s piper, Pipe Major Calum MacLean. Here they play a selection of their tunes for us. The band wears Maclean tartan and the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust donated the funds to buy them. Holly, who features later in the gathering, also sings along on this video.