2 Events at Canna
Canna - Scotland's Gardens Open DayDates:Dates between : Sat 3 May - Wed 13 Aug Location:Canna
Help us raise funds for the Scotland's Gardens Scheme and enjoy a day in our beautiful garden.Details
Formerly derelict 2 acre walled garden brought back to life following a 5 year restoration project. There is soft fruit, top fruit, vegetables, ornamental lawns and flower beds.
There is also a stunning 80ft Escallonia arch. The garden has been replanted to attract bees, butterflies and moths.
The woodland walks outside walls are not to be missed along with the spectacular views of neighbouring islands.
Don't miss your chance to see this gem.
Directions: Access Isle of Canna via Calmac ferry from Mallaig pier.
Dates & Times:
- 13 Aug 2014 : 10:30 - 16:00
- Adult : £ 3.00
Contact:For more information please phone 01687 462998 or email email@example.com
Newfoundland – Canna Homcoming 2014Dates:Wed 6 Aug - Sat 9 Aug Location:Canna
The Canna Homecoming Ceilidh – Feis ChanaidhDetails
Heritgae and History – “Canna – Newfoundland Connections” with folklorist Dr Margaret Bennett and the MacArthur Family.
Feis Programme includes workshops – melodeon, fiddle, Gaelic songs from Newfoundland, Dancing Codroy Valley ‘Square Sets’.
Fèis Chanaidh - Cèilidh Fàilteachaidh on Talamh Ùr
FÈIS PROGRAMME INCLUDES WORKSHOPS:
*Melodeon & Fiddle (Newfoundland repertoire)
*Gaelic Songs from Newfoundland (tutors:
Margaret Bennett with MacArthurs)
*Dancing Codroy Valley ‘square sets’:
*Heritage and History
Homecoming Scotland 2014 will see the return of a group of singers and musicians whose Gaelic-speaking forebears left the Isle of Canna and Moidart in the early 1800s. Invited by the National Trust for Scotland, who sponsor their airfares, they represent two generations of the remarkable MacArthur family whose songs, music and dances date from the time their people emigrated to the present day. Among them is Loretta (MacArthur) Cormier, who featured at the opening ceremony to welcome Leabhar Mòr na Gàidhlig to Canada in 2008. As singer-songwriter with ‘The Cormiers’, Loretta has also featured in several honours lists in Canada’s prestigious East Coast Music Awards.
www.theisleofcanna.com/#!contact/c3kh The Isle of Canna Community Development Trust: Isle of Canna PH44 4RS. Find out more about the MacArthurs of Canna and Newfoundland on www.cannalocalhistorygroup.com/index.asp?pageid=415383.
Dates & Times:
- 06 Aug 2014 - 09 August 2014 : 09:00 - 22:00
Contact:For more information, please contact www.theisleofcanna.com/#!contact/c3kh
Boasting stunning scenery, a temperate climate and a sheltered harbour, Canna is the most westerly of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, and also one of the most hospitable.
Along with its smaller neighbour Sanday, Canna has been a site of continuous settlement for 9,000 years, with a small population of inhabitants remaining to this day. The two islands are now linked by a footbridge.
Known as ‘the garden of the Hebrides’, Canna has fertile soils, green meadows and abundant wildlife. It has been recognised as a bird sanctuary since 1938, and supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds, including puffins, razorbills and guillemots.
Canna House also contains an extensive and unrivalled Gaelic library, curated by previous owners, Dr John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw.