Discover more about Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches in the blogs published here, which cover a wide range of fascinating subjects from the website. We also publish information about our events, projects and resources in this section. Blogs are added on a regular basis so please re-visit this section to view the latest ones and keep up to date with what we’re doing.


New Gaelic Artist Residency with Tobar an Dualchais/ATLAS Arts

Gaelic artist Iseabal Hendry was recently selected for the annual Tobar an Dualchais (TAD)/ATLAS Arts residency to explore and create work relating to the oral heritage recordings available on its website.

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In search of the eternal home

‘The happy hunting grounds’. That’s how An Dachaigh Bhuan is sometimes translated, but more exactly it means ‘The eternal home’, which is a hopeful way of expressing the afterlife. Having reached that age when I receive more notices of deaths than I do of births, happy hunting grounds take on particular significance: especially just recently with the passing The Brigadier.

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Biorachan Beag and Biorachan Mòr

Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, course leader for the MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig looks in more detail at the traditional Gaelic children’s story, Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mòr.

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Barra and South Uist Community Events

Tobar an Dualchais held two community events between March and April: a concert in Barra organised in collaboration with Castlebay Community School, singer Claire Frances MacNeil, and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s music students and an event in South Uist in which a selection of recordings from the south end of the island were played. The events were funded by Creative Scotland through the Maoin nan Ealan Gàidhlig fund, which is supported by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

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The precious legacy of Barra’s Annie Johnston

Thanks to funding from the ‘Maoin nan Ealain Gàidhlig’ scheme, Tobar an Dualchais had the privilege of working with Barra singer Claire Frances MacNeil to tap into the rich store of songs from the island featured on our website and inspired by the likes of Annie Johnston.

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Heritage Project for Schools Delivered

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches has been delivering a project to secondary schools with Gaelic provision which aims to encourage and strengthen inter-generational transmission of Gaelic in the young people’s local communities.

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