The Skye Festival is held at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College in Sleit on the Isle of Skye. This is the only Gaelic college in Scotland. The original buildings were a steading almost 200 years ago, but in 1973 the college was first opened and from 1997 to 1999 the newer extension, Arainn Chaluim Chille (the Saint Columba Campus) was opened on a headland next to the original site.
The programme for this years festival was as follows:
THE SCOTTISH CAPE BRETON CONNECTION
'Daimh' and Fred Morisson in concert
Fiddle and step dance 'ceilidh': Buddy McMaster and friends
Family Ceilidh Dance
'Kesha' World Jazz
'Pipedown' in concert
The Fire Ball with Croft No.5 and Tepooka fireshow
'Beolach' Cape Breton concert
Dance: 'The Peatbog Fairies'
'Cala' chamber concert
Film: 'The Shipping News'
THE SCOTTISH IRISH CONNECTION
Stories and songs of the sea 'Ceol na mara'
'Lunasa' in Concert
'Translations' Irish Theatre
'Four Scots and an Irishman' concert
'Across the water' performance, stories and songs
'North Cregg' Irish band in concert
Ceilidh dance with Sandy Brechin
Black Umfolosi from Zimbabwe