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Bill

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Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« on: October 30, 2016, 09:29:06 AM »
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye, has announced details of next year's Button Box course. It will be held 17-21 July 2017, with tutors Robert Nairn and Fergie MacDonald.

Details at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/cursaichean/cursaichean-goirid/buttonbox-2017

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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
If you haven't given this Skye based course a visit I would say it is definitely worth a shot. It is very relaxed and tunes learned are always in your memory to be played when needed.
The craic is usually good and friendships made last long after the course. There is even the odd star floating around. I got to know someone from " Machair. "
What do you mean you've never heard of it!😉
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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »
I have signed up for the course but only to make sure my pal doesn't get on the wrong ferry this year;)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 03:53:30 PM by mikek »

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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 02:25:25 PM »
he would never do that surely? 😁

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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 11:26:23 PM »
I'm aware that there have been a lot of complaints recently about the Mallaig-Armadale ferry service since Cal-Mac relocated its purpose-built ferry to the Oban-Craignure route. Indeed there is a letter in today's Herald from a property owner immediately adjacent to SMO in which he describes the ferry service to south Skye as "appalling" and "bad and untrustworthy" and says many commercial, local and tour bus services now avoid it altogether. If I were going to SMO, I'd take the bridge.

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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 11:14:01 AM »
 Hmm! I can't make up my mind whether to cut down driving time and chance the ferry or drive all the way round.
 It takes me almost 6hrs to get to  Fort William.
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Re: Button Box Course, SMO, Isle of Skye, 17-21 July 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 01:52:58 PM »
I've always gone by the bridge.
My route:
A9 to Dalwhinnie
A889,A86 to Spean Bridge
A82 to Invergarry
A87 to the Skye Bridge
The route by the ferry may be shorter, but that doesn't take into account waiting time, and you don't have to book to cross the bridge!

 

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