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Pairing Poetry, Music From Julie Fowlis & Whisky

An Roghainn/The Choice‘ is a lyrical love poem by Raasay’s own Sorley MacLean, the most significant Gaelic poet of the 20th Century. The poem has been beautifully committed to music by Donald Shaw.

Pour yourself a dram, a gin, or a cocktail and enjoy Julie Fowlis’ wonderful rendition of An Roghainn.

Sorley MacLean with Dùn Cana in the background.
Photo via Edinburgh Museums & Galleries

We won’t attempt to dissect the meaning of this intricate and beautiful love poem of Sorley MacLean’s, and instead, encourage you to look it up and get lost in a world of poetry.

‘The Choice/An Roghainn’ for us tonight will be between an Isle of Raasay Gin or a dram!


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