Hello Stonehaven Genealogy List,
I thought I would mention that we are holding a special sale
on eBay of my CD, The Silent Ones, A Legacy of the Highland
Clearances. For a limited time, we will be offering the CD
at a reduced cost of $9.95 (US) plus $3 (U.S.) shipping and
handling to locations in the U.S. and Canada. (Shipping cost
to the UK, Europe, New Zealand & Australia is $ 4 (U.S.).
For those of you who are not familiar with the recording, The
Silent Ones tells the story (in song) of Bruce County, Ontario,
Canada's Lewis' Settlers. The settlers were evicted from their
crofts on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides in
1851 by landlord James Matheson and transported overseas.
Victims of Scotland's infamous Highland Clearances, the Lewis
Settlers (109 families) settled together on a block of land in
the centre of Huron Township, Ontario, maintaining their
language and culture well into the twentieth century. I know a
couple of families in the township, for instance, who still
speak Gaelic in the home. There are lots of Lewis descendants
still residing in the area, some on land first cleared by
their ancestors. The Silent Ones project is especially dear to
my heart as I am a descendant of Lewis Settlers. In February
of 1998, I left a comfortable arts administration job and
moved back to Huron Township establishing Torquil Productions
and Recording Studio on a plot of land first cleared and
settled by my great grandfather and namesake, Angus Macleod
(a native of Mid Borve on the Isle of Lewis' west side and
one of the evicted crofters). The Silent Ones was recorded,
there, on the very homestead of my great grandfather.
The Silent Ones can be purchased at the special reduced pricing
mentioned above by following the link below where you will also
find a variety of world wide media response to the recording.
All the best,