On Tuesday we went to Portree High School to show everyone our Crofting Connections video. We got our seats and sat for a peerie while then the first people came on and they sung a song in Gaelic. A lot more Gaelic singers and instrument players came on then there was a poem. Then came Orkney and they read some poems, sung some songs and played the fiddle. Pupils from Shetland came on and first came Brae High School. They played Dreamers Waltz, Aly’s Waltz, Jack Broke the Prison Door, Donald Blue and Sleep Sound in the Morning. Nigh Noness and Ship Wreck were read by Peter. Why we Love Shetland was a presentation by Urafirth Primary School. Eence Apon a Time was a poem by Whalsay JHS. Baltasound JHS sang Whaur da Green Girse Grows. We played our video about our cereals that we made on the ipad and it was on the biggest screen you could imagine. :). Cullivoe had a poster about making kishies and they talked about it. All of the Shetland schools sung Farewell to Yell but the projector was in my eyes. At the very end, musicians from The Uists and Shetland played a song and it was really good and quite fast.
I really enjoyed eating dinner at Portree High School with the Uist and Shetland musicians jamming behind me and the whole performance itself was so fun because the music was really good.