Book Launch: Hebridean Step Dancing by Mats Melin

On Friday 12 July 2019, it was 140 years since dancing master Ewen MacLachlan passed away in Daliburgh, South Uist. He left a legacy of solo dances which were kept alive by a number of people over the years including Fearachar MacNeil of Barra, John ‘Iain Ruadh’ MacLeod and Donald ‘Roidein’ MacDonald both of South Uist, among many others.

To celebrate these wonderful dances and their historical background Mats Melin launched his book Hebridean Step Dancing during the fiddle and dance evening at Ceòlas Summer School on Friday 12 July 2019.

Hard and digital copies available at