Camanachd Cup Eve and Gary Innes and friends will be hosting a tribute to those shinty heroes of the World Wars who fought and died, and those who survived but were forever changed, in the Nevis Centre, Fort William.
This is particularly poignant for any Leòdhasach or Hearach of course, as the decline of shinty in these islands was another marker of the devastating effect that the Great War had upon our people and our Gaelic language and culture.
It is an immense source of pride then that almost 100 years on from the beginning of that most perverse and futile of wars that Camanachd Leòdhais has managed to bring the sport of the Gael back to these shores to which so many did not return. Involved as well in the event is shinty historian and great friend of Camanachd Leodhais, Hugh Dan MacLennan, and his Da Mhaide Dhireach presentation was highly regarded in its presentation when it visited Lewis detailing the history of Hebridean Shinty.
As part of the concert, the Dubh is Gorm will be worn by Carloway’s Norrie ‘Tago’ MacIver when he performs alongside a fantastic line-up of musicians also wearing their home team’s shirt.
Sure to be a great night and hopefully will be on BBC Alba soon.
Gur math thèid leibh. Norrie has a lot to live up to in the Manran members stakes! Here is a photo of Gary wearing the Dubh is Gorm way back in 2009 when playing with Box Club at the HebCelt.