Listen to the This Is Islay podcast

Islay News

Some new media from Islay to write about. Back in August the This is Islay podcast was launched. Its goal is to bring you voices from Islay, news and events with interviews from the community. It is intended for both locals and listeners further afield to give an insight into what is happening on Islay and how the community experienced events. The intention is to complement other news sources (e.g. The Ileach), not to compete with them.

As of writing this two episodes have been published, Welcome to This Is Islay Fàilte a chàirdean and Islay Resilience and A Trip To India. The below embedded player should list and allow you to play the most recent episodes (as of writing this the two mentioned ones):

Òran Mór and More Cyber This Is Islay

This is Episode 6 of This Is Islay, a volunteer-led podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura.  This month’s podcast is hosted by Gemma MacLean and Jolyon Thurgood and features: 1. Glen Roberts with Larah McKay, Manager at the Mactaggart Youth Community Cybercafe (the "Cyber") together with Orla Campbell and Mara McGillivray of the Youth Forum 2. The Òrain Ìleach Project: Gaelic Songs of Islay by Lynn McDonald and Kenneth Thomson, featuring: · "Ò Albainn Caoidh" performed by Còisir Ghàidhlig Ìle Islay Gaelic Choir · Lynn McDonald and Kenneth Thomson in conversation · "Bheir mi cliu don'eilean mhor" performed by the late Donald MacLeod 3. This month's factoid: National Mòd Gold Medallists The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We invite you to provide feedback, ideas, or even join our podcasting team.  Find us at .  Let us know what you enjoyed and what you would like to hear next month.  Contact us by e-mail: and follow us on Twitter @thisisislay, on Facebook @thisisislay and Instagram @thisisislaypodcast. Music featured this month was: "Ò Albainn Caoidh" performed by Còisir Ghàidhlig Ìle Islay Gaelic Choir, from the CD “Sruth air a' Charraig" 2014.  Available on Spotify at spotify:album:6G88RcyK3qrQNv5nh1otws or on Amazon Music "Bheir mi cliu don'eilean mhor" performed by the late Donald MacLeod, from the CD "An t-Eilean Mor" 2007. Available on Amazon UK at  Our theme music is '£50 Cashback' from The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Keep up to date on Islay Sessions and the work of the Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at .
  1. Òran Mór and More Cyber
  2. Always Heat the Haggis
  3. Christmas 2020 on Islay
  4. Islay Community Access Group and Music from the Fraser Shaw Trust / Islay Sessions
  5. Islay Resilience and A Trip To India

I hope you’ll enjoy the podcasts as much as I did and will subscribe to them (I’m using Google Podcasts, which works really well for me, but various other services including Spotify are available). With the latest developments around Covid-19 I found the information about the Islay Resilience Group very interesting and how it will help with possible future developments. But of course there are plenty of other interesting topics as well.

Author: Armin Grewe

I blog about Islay.

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