Ron, who runs the popular Islay Info Website created a Youtube Video of the Commemoration Service which was held on the 4th of May at the War Memorial in the Harbour of Port Ellen. During this service HRH Princess Anne laid a wreath at the foot of the Memorial to honour the soldiers who died in the Otranto and Tuscania tragedies as well as the soldiers from Islay and Jura who lost their lives in WW1.
On the eve of the International Service of Remembrance the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, The Coal Porters, will be performing in Bowmore Village Hall. Having played to numerous audiences around the world, The Coal Porters are five musicians from the U.S. and U.K. who bring old themes and melodies into the 21st century.
The evening will be chaired by Glenn Campbell of the BBC and will also feature Archie McAllister on fiddle and Islay songs from Libby Morris and Mod Gold Medallist Alasdair Currie.
Tickets: £12 (includes an interval refreshment)
Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance from The Celtic Shop, Bowmore, and Lauries of Islay, Port Ellen.
The concert is organised by Islay Arts Association with support from Lagavulin Legacy Fund and Mactaggart Third Fund.