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Murdo 'Wasp' MacDonald

Murdo 'Wasp' MacDonald, from Siadar a' Chladaich in Lewis, is one of Gaeldom's finest sean-nòs (traditional) singers and a highly regarded button box player. He won the Traditional Gold Medal for his singing in 1989 and has gained great acclaim in Scotland and beyond. Both his parents were fine singers and he learned many songs from them as well as from others in his community. He has led workshops in Gaelic songs and traditional music both at home and elsewhere, recently focusing on the songs of the bàrds of his home area.

 

‘S e Murchadh 'Wasp' Dòmhnallach, à Siadar a’ Chladaich ann an Leòdhas, fear de na seinneadairean seann nòis as fheàrr air a’ Ghàidhealtachd. Tha e ainmeil cuideachd mar chluicheadair melòdeon. Choisinn e Bonn Òir an t-Seann Nòis aig a' Mhòd ann an 1989 agus tha e air cliù a chosnadh fad is farsaing. Bha pàrantan Mhurchaidh math air seinn agus dh'ionnsaich e an t-uabhas de dh’òrain bhuapa agus bho dhaoin' eile sa choimhearsnachd. Tha e air a bhith a’ stiùireadh bhùthan-obrach air òrain agus ceòl traidiseanta aig an taigh agus thall thairis agus tha ùidh shònraichte aige anns na h-òrain aig bàird sgìre àraich.

Blas Festival 2017 Appearances

Scalpay Community Centre - Friday 1 September  

An Lanntair, Stornoway - Friday 8 September