Gathering Programme

Day1

WELCOME

  • The Chief’s Welcome to the Virtual Gathering.
  • Association Welcome by Anne Maclean of Dochgarroch, President of CMA Scotland.
  • Welcome Song by Duncan Staffa MacLean; Music by Men of Worth.

MUSIC

  • Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean playing I See Mull
  • Jigs from Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher
  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir sing Air an Traigh
  • Caledonia, played on the Clarsach (Scottish Harp) by Clare Cushing

DUART CASTLE

  • A unique Tour of Duart’s private areas including The Ghost Walk, led by the Chief.
  • A sneak peek at the Attics and ongoing works in the Castle.
  • An update on the Restoration Work to save Duart Castle for future generations.

STORIES

  • The tales of how the Maclean’s Gathered Their Lands.
  • Fiona Maclean of Ardgour reads from her book, Death or Victory.
  • Sorley MacLean’s poem The Spartans of the North read by Dr Alastair Whyte (Gaelic/English)

Day2

MUSIC

  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir sings Mountain Homeland.
  • Chiefs Piper Calum MacLean plays the Queens Visit.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Updates on the Maclean Associations around the world.
  • Maclean Artists by Pauline McLean, BBC Arts Correspondent.
  • A special interview with Malcolm Maclean ygr of Duart
  • Jamie MacLean, Ewan MacLean and Lachlan MacLean, The Maclean Rowers, Interviewed by Sara Bishop.

STORIES

  • Domhnal The Hunter, told by Scot AnSgeulaiche
  • Battle of Port-a Bheathain, Read in Gaelic and English by Brigadier John Macfarlane

Day3

MUSIC

  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir singing their anthem, An t Eilean Muileach
  • Isle of Mull Ladies Gaelic Choir singing a selection of Gaelic songs.
  • A selection of tunes from Charlie Kirkpatrick’s Dance Band.
  • Ardgour, sung by Men of Worth.
  • Kilmartin Pipers playing 6-8 Marches

PRESENTATIONS

  • Castles of The Clan Maclean
  • The Jacobites of the ’45 Their Clothes and Weapons, by Jenn Scott.
  • The History of Duart, by the Chief.
  • Alan McLean President of Clan Maclean France, Tells the history of General, Kaid, Sir Harry Aubrey de Vere Maclean KCMG
  • Clan Maclean Heritage Trust. Trust achievements

STORIES

  • Eoghan a’Chinn Bheag, told by Scot AnSgeulaiche
  • Battle of Taraigh Gruinneard, read in Gaelic and English by Brigadier John Macfarlane
  • The Spanish Galleon, read by Allan MacDonald from Moidart.

Day4

MUSIC

  • Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean playing a Pibroch.
  • Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher playing Rows and Rows of Boxes.
  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir.
  • Isle of Mull Music Makers.
  • Tobermory High School Pipe Band.

PRESENTATIONS

  • A special tour of The Mull Museum Tobermory by Olive Brown.
  • Tour of the Isle of Mull Cheese Factory including the making process of Mull Cheddar.

STORIES

  • Lachlan Mor and Traigh Ghruinnard, told by Scot AnSgeulaiche

Day5

MUSIC

  • Chief’s Piper Sunset on Sunart, by Calum MacLean

PRESENTATIONS

  • An informal whisky chat with Hector Maclean and Charlie MacLean
  • Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars of Clan Maclean.
  • Clan Maclean Heraldry, presented by Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch.

STORIES

  • Maighread Ni’ Lachlainn, read in Gaelic and English by Brigadier John Macfarlane
  • Dougie MacLean returning to his family croft.

A Farewell from Malcolm Maclean ygr of Duart

The Ceilidh

  • Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean
  • Dougie MacLean OBE
  • Isle of Mull Ladies Gaelic Choir
  • Men of Worth Band
  • Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher
  • Men of Worth Band
  • Holly MacLean
  • Men of Worth
  • Maclean Brothers, Faether
  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir
  • Men of Worth
  • Charlie Kirkpatrick
  • Men of Worth
  • Jamie MacLean (Piper to the Association)
  • Elin Maclean
  • Come o’er the stream Charlie