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06 July 2016
Paying tribute to a good friend.

As we come to the end of another busy session, Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh wish to pay tribute to our dear old friend, Donald Macleod of Harris and Portnalong (Skye), who died on 28 May 2016. We valued his gentle and patient guidance, and his never-failing help with our Gaelic, always at the end of the phone ready to help when we had a "linguistic emergency"! Being a staunch upholder of tradition (and a man!), he would never waulk with us at the table, but supported us in many of our performances, and was a welcome presence at our practices and parties. Having reached the age of 92, Donald could look back to a different era. (He remembered as a little boy sitting under the table while his mother waulked with the other women.) We benefitted greatly from the insights he gave us into a vanished time, which we try to re-create in our performances. We owe him a great debt. 'Gad ionndrainn, a Dhòmhnaill chòir. Fois shìorraidh dhuit.

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