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For nearly 200 years, the Royal Celtic Society has been at the cutting edge of activity to support the language, literature, music and culture of the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. The Society holds regular events for members, awards medals for excellence in music and literature and sponsors a wide range of organisations dedicated to the traditions, language and arts of the Highlands and Islands.

 
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Scotland Ireland(The death of Connlaoch.)

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will include a performance of the great Gaelic epic ballad, Bas Chonlaoich, sponsored by the Royal Celtic Society, a reprise of the production originally staged at Edinburgh University's conference on the Ulster and Finn Cycles, held at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye in the summer.

From chief's halls to Celtic houses, heroic ballads and their stories have been at the heart of Gaelic culture for centuries.  Two exceptional performers, singer Margaret Stewart and storyteller Padruig Morrison, use tale and ballad to share the story of Connlaoch - son of Scottish warrior princess Aoife and Irish hero Cu Chulainn - who died at the hands of his own father.

The performance is in Gaelic with provision in English and takes place at the Netherbow Theatre in Edinburgh on Saturday 20th October at 6.30 pm.  The performance lasts only an hour so it is the perfect start to a Saturday night's entertainment in the capital.

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