The most memorable and emotional day at @weestudio today thank you Scott Macleod and Andy Yearly for making today extra special for me. Keep your eyes peeled folks, something very special is coming your way very soon! Slàinte!
Over the summer months I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful, Ebbie Love on a short film documentary she was making about young people in Uist. It was such a blast being involved in this project and I hope it won’t be too long before Ebbie makes her way back to Uist for a visit!
Here is a very touching piece Ebbie shared on my involvement in her special project:
“The final protagonist in my short film is Chloe Steele. I first came into contact with Chloe over instagram and she was the first person I spoke with who was from Uist. After a zoom call one afternoon I knew heading to Uist to complete my final film with Chloe would be a great idea. Her passion and love for her island and the culture that surrounds it was evident from the very beginning.
Born and bred in South Uist, Chloe grew up surrounded by music and Gaelic. Pursuing her passions, she is now a singer and piper living on the island. She is very passionate about the culture and way of life that continues to exist on the islands, and she works hard to ensure those who follow her will be inspired to protect and celebrate the strong island culture that is ever-present.
At 16 she was ready to leave the island and never return, but it wasn’t until she left she realised how special this place was and how strong her sense of belonging was to Uist. Inspired by how unique these islands are she dedicates much of her time to the local community in South Uist. Motivated to continue the culture and traditions for the next generation and generations to come she runs monthly ceilidhs for all age groups and teaches the younger generation traditional Gaelic songs and chanter. For Chloe, Uist will always be home.”
Mòran taing Ebbie!
A lovely day spent in Lochboisdale Hotel filming with the wonderful Mairi MacInnes, Rhys Meirion, Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Allan Henderson for something very special. Thank you for asking me to be involved. More news to follow soon! @mairimacinnes_ @rhysmeirion @annawendystevenson @henderhog
Spent today recording with my old pal, Robert John MacInnes in the Black Bay Studio - thanks to the wonderful @weestudio Some very exciting news to share with you all very soon - keep an eye out for updates!
These snaps were taken a few months ago with the wonderful Carla Regler - I thought it was a perfect time to share as my Milly moo came along with me I had wishful thinking that the beach would keep her entertained but turns out she loved the camera far too much she stole the show! Dogs really are the best x
Over the summer both my Dad and I have been working with the wonderful, Ebbie Love on a short film documentary she is making which is capturing the life of local people in the Outer Hebrides. It has been lovely working with Ebbie on her project and we are really excited to see the final product!
Dad and I are becoming quite the duo!
I am so delighted to share some very exciting news with you all that I’ve kept quiet for a while now. My film documentary, ‘Bann nam Baghasdal’, is going to be screened at the Stanley Picker Gallery in London!!
I am feeling very grateful to be involved in such an amazing opportunity as this and looking forward to the launch next week - Thursday 24th June!
If you haven’t yet seen my film, please follow this link to check it out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GEVMv6cjY-Q
Thank you to the lovely Carla Regler Photography for this image
T A P A D H L E I B H
Thank you so so much to everyone who tuned into my cèilidh tonight on @cne_siar Facebook page! I had such a great time and thank you to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for inviting me along! A huge thank you to all the kind souls who left lovely comments and joined the cèilidh - it is greatly appreciated. Hopefully I’ll see you all again sometime soon! off to enjoy a wee glass of bubbles and rest the vocal chords! Taing mhòr & tòrr gaol, Chloe xxx
I am so delighted to announce that I will be featuring on a documentary on More4 with previous Strictly Come Dancing judge and world famous ballerina, Darcey Bussell!!
The documentary explores Darcey’s traditional island roots and follows her journey across various islands on the west coast of Scotland. I was beyond honoured to share my story and am feeling so fortunate to have met Darcey and the amazing team, (True North) behind this documentary.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I care about my culture and community so this was a truly rewarding experience for me to be a part of. Please watch the documentary on More4 on Monday 8th February at 9pm. The episode I will feature on will be on Monday 15th at 9pm.
Thank you to those of you in the community who agreed to be involved also, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, course leader of BA Applied Music UHI, Alex MacDonald, Julia MacIsaac & dancers andClasaichean le Chloe!
Gaol, Chloe x
Thank you to everyone who tuned into last night’s live gig - I had such a lovely evening. A huge thank you to UHI and their sponsors for inviting me along, it’s really great for musicians to have support like this during these very strange, difficult and uncertain times.
Once again, thank you all for your lovely comments and kind messages! If you’d like to watch the gig again, head over to the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Facebook page. Mòran taing dhuibh uile!