Eilean Uaine Thiriodh Beatha / The Green Isle of Tiree: Òrain agus Ceòl Ethel NicChaluim / The Life, Songs and Music of Ethel MacCallum

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Eilean Uaine Thiriodh Beatha: Òrain agus Ceòl Ethel NicChaluim – The Green Isle of Tiree The Life: Songs and Music of Ethel MacCallum (with musical transcriptions by Eric Rice), Ochtertyre: Grace Note Publications, 2014 (includes CD for teachers and students: tunes played on piano by Eric Rice)


Ethel MacCallum
In 1942 Ethel MacCallum was evacuated from an orphanage in Glasgow to the Island of Tiree, where she became fluent in Gaelic and absorbed a wealth of tradition. Her natural gift of music and song was encouraged and she composed music and songs in Gaelic and English.

Though established musicians perform her compositions, her original work has not previously been published or copyrighted. Her life story, both fascinating and moving, along with her songs and music is the subject of a book and CD, which also aims to support the Gaelic language and help maintain Gaelic tradition in music and song.


Original languageEnglish
Place of Publicationochtertyre, Scotland
PublisherGrace Note Publications
ISBN (Print)9781907676499
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2014