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Festival 2018 - Fèis 2018

Arthur Cormack

Arthur Cormack

Arthur Cormack
Arthur Cormack was born and brought up in the Isle of Skye where he still lives and works.

He began singing at the age of 8, and won the National Mòd Gold Medal - the premier award for Gaelic singing - at the age of 18. He has several albums to his credit, as a solo singer and with the bands Mac-talla and Cliar, and makes regular appearances on television and radio.

He still sings as much as he can and as work commitments allow, but his day job, as Chief Executive of Fèisean nan Gàidheal, keep him very busy. He is one of four founders of Macmeanmna; a well-established and respected Gaelic music production company and was Chairman, for 13 years, of Aros Ltd in Portree, a company that built the Skye Heritage Centre, Cinema and Theatre in his home village of Portree.

He is a former member of the Board of Governors of Eden Court Theatre and the Scottish Arts Council. He was the Cathraiche (Chair) of Bòrd na Gàidhlig from February 2009 until March 2012, having been a member of the Bòrd since its establishment in 2003. He is a Trustee of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

Accompanying Arthur will be Ingrid Henderson (piano and harp), Iain MacFarlane (fiddle, box, whistle) and Eilidh Cormack.