The Ceilidh

Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean plays “My Land”, a tune which could be a Scottish anthem.

Written by Norman Maclean who was many things; comedian, novelist, poet and piper extraordinaire. But he excelled as a composer. Specifically of the pipe tune, My Land.

Isle of Mull Ladies Gaelic Choir A selection of Gaelic songs.

sung, as ever, with great beauty and harmony by the ladies’ section of Còisir Ghàidhlig An Eilein Mhuilich.

Men of Worth sing of “The Green Hills of Tyrol”

Also known as “The Scottish Soldier”, another song of longing for Scotland. This music was composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1829. The lyrics were written by the great Andy Stewart.

Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher A classic dance set.

Take your partners for a Canadian Barn Dance! The tunes are:- Pipe Major Jim Christie of Wick and Pipe Major Willie Gray’s Farewell to the Glasgow Police

Holly MacLean

Holly sings for us Mo run geal dileas (My fair and faithful love), written by Iain MacGhill-Eathain, from Mull.

Men of Worth bring you “She Was the Bell of the Ball”, also known as “Bonnie, Wee Jeannie McColl”

This song comes from the Scottish Music Hall. The lyrics were written and recorded in 1929 by Will Fyffe – an actor, singer, songwriter, comic, and impersonator.

Maclean Brothers, “Faether”

Maclean Brothers, “Faether” was written by Ewan for his father Charlie MacLean and is performed here by the three Brothers.

Men of Worth

Men of Worth give us their amusing rendition of “The Legend of the Western Isles”.

Charlie Kirkpatrick and his Isle of Mull Band

A selection of Dance tunes to get you up and dancing, or at the very least, set your toes tapping!

Men of Worth ask in song “Donald Where’s your Troosers?”

This is a comic song about a Scotsman who wears a kilt rather than trousers. It was written by Andy Stewart with music by Neil Grant. It was a hit in 1960, reaching number 37 in the UK music charts and number 1 in Canada. When re-released in 1989, it became an even bigger hit, reaching number 4 in the UK.

Jamie Maclean (Piper to the Association)

Jamie MacLean (Piper to the Association) gives us a selection of tunes to enjoy in his iconic piping style.

Elin Maclean

Elin Maclean A member of the Coisir Og Mhuile, The Mull Junior Gaelic Choir, Elin sings for us ‘Morag Bheag’ (Little Morag).

Men of Worth close our ceilidh with “Come o’er the stream Charlie”.

A Scottish song whose theme is the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Singing this song has long been a tradition at the Maclean Gatherings. Written well after the events it commemorates, it is not a genuine Jacobite song but it still fuels the imagination and tugs at the heartstrings.