News from Duncan Chisholm's Kilt Shop
To add to the traditional Chisholm Dress Tartan and Chisholm Hunting Tartan, there has now been added the Chisholm Colonial Tartan. Just arrived at Duncan Chisholm's Kilt Shop is a new batch of the Colonial Tartan .
This is available by the metre or yard and is suitable to be made up in Kilts, Skirts, Trousers or Waistcoats. Also available are Tartan Lambswool Rugs.
Available from: Chisholm's Kilt Shop, 47-51 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU, Scotland.
For the background to the creation of this tartan see the earlier announcement on the US home page.
Would you like to know more about the founder of the Society?
As well as staging a play at the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival, the writer Diane Atkinson has written a book about Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker, and their heroic service in Belgium during World War I. Mairi was responsible for the revitalization of the Society in the 1950s. Check out this flyer (PDF) for details. Currently the book is only available in the UK and Europe, but we are looking into how to get the book elsewhere.
Please contact Susan Chisholm if you'd like any more information.
New albums from Duncan Chisholm 2012
For the last six years Duncan Chisholm been working on a suite of fiddle music recordings called The Strathglass Trilogy. The Trilogy comprises three albums titled: Farrar , Canaich and Affric. The much anticipated concluding part, Affric, went on general release on Monday 3 September 2012. These works are Duncan's musical representation of one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of Scotland. With such a personal interest in, and connection to these Highland Glens, Duncan has worked hard to instil great pride and passion into three individual but very much connected musical masterpieces.
Affric moves from the dynamic and charismatic sound of The Flooded Meadow to the breathtaking beauty of Rubha Nam Marbh (pron. roo-va nam mar-iv). From Duncan's Waltz of the Grey River which captures perfectly the movement and flow of the River Glass to his piece Running The Cross which evokes the vitality and spirit of the great Highland Cross run.
More information on Duncan and his music can be found here
The CDs can be purchased by post. Please send a note detailing which albums you would like together with a cheque ( payable to Copperfish Records ). Please note that orders from abroad should be accompanied by a bank draft.
The distributor's address is:
Inverness IV3 8RN,
The three CD's can be purchased individually at £ 9.99 each, or you can buy The Strathglass Trilogy, tied in Chisholm Hunting tartan for £ 25.00.Earlier albums include The Door of Saints and Redpoint
Post and Packing is extra - prices are as below:
|1 CD||£ 2.00||£ 3.00||£ 4.00|
|2 CDs||£ 3.00||£ 4.00||£ 5.00|
|3 CDs||£ 3.00||£ 4.00||£ 6.00|
Wilfrid Medlams Seat at Cannich Brae
This seat was placed in memory of Wilfrid G. Medlam, who as a member did so much for our society. It sits next to the Chisholm Stone, overlooking Comar Lodge, which was built for a Chisholm in 1740.
Thanks to Ben and Juliette Chisholm-Broomfield for the photos.
Visiting Scotland? Why not visit the Culloden Battlefield and the new visitors center. Check out the Culloden Moor Web Site for more information.
The Society has acquired a stone in the Culloden Walk leading up to the new Visitor Centre at Culloden Moor. This part of the Culloden Walk is another reminder of the Chisholm's place in this part of Scottish history.