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Cabraich-Rafters, Community, Arts & Learning is based in the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

2024: Soup and Tunes Social group each Thursday 12.30 -2.30 New Lewis 

supported by Cost of Living Support Fund 


Mini Exhibition for Na h-Eathraichean Proiseact Bata na Salm. 

Events: Fortnightly Trad music and Gaelic song event in An Taigh Ceilidh Stornoway



Events In Lewis Care Centres singing Gaelic songs with residents 

Gaelic Culture events for visitors 

Youth Workshop through Outer Hebrides Youth Local Action Group in Feb & March 2023. 

As part of Community Mental Health & Wellbing in collaboration with Stress Monkey Solutions CIC thirty six community workshops were successfully delivered in 2022-23. 

Cabraich are excited to be offering support with new technology skills, for any body wishing to join our online music sessions. Thanks to the Corra Foundation award on 5th March 2021.
Update Nov 2021: This project was nominated for Community Project of the Year.

New workshops Oct 2021 Guitar for beginners and easy Gaelic Songs. Tong Centre Tuesdays during November and December 

Cabraich are collaborating as part of  Connect, with Theatre Companies in Lochaber and Brighton, to create online productions during Lockdown.

Cabraich have created a short bi- lingual film about fishermen in the Hebrides, for a National Library of Scotland Travelling exhibition. Film maker was Ruaraidh Urpeth. Quay Productions.

abraich Arts & Heritage have been interviewing the fishermen of the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris in 2019/20. Publication Rotal Boat's Wake, which will be launched by June 2021.

Cabraich have been supporting the Psalmboat project a community project. Celebrating it's 10th year of gathering information about travel pre-road in boats and singing Gaelic psalms at various landmarks related to faith, in Lewis and Harris.

Cultural Products: 

Gaelic comedy by Cailleach an Deacoin CD is now available from ClachPress, or

2 Gaelic CDs by Donald Angus Matheson, Isle of lewis have been re-launched. Traditional Songs of the Islands and Traditional Gold Medal Winner available from

Laraich a study by members of the community, of Gaelic and Norse Placenames in North Lochs, Isle of Lewis. 
The 2018 publication spanning the Norse Sagas to oral tradition is available from

Two CDs by Roddy MacDonald Plasterfield a traditonal Gaelic singer and melodeon player from Lewis are available from

St Valery Memories includes accounts by Prisoners of War from the Isle of Lewis following their capture at St Valery en-Caux June 1940. This 2018 Publication is available from     

Further information