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A Gaelic Christmas carol - Kilmuir and Stenscholl in North Skye

A group of local Gaelic speaking children at Kilmuir and Stenscholl Church of Scotland in North Skye have performed a Gaelic Christmas carol entitled 'An Sgeul Aoibhneach' (translated as 'the joyous story').

The song was composed by Dinah Rankin, a member of the church, and the tune is a Gaelic melody.

Rev John Murray, the minister at Kilmuir and Stenscholl church, said:

"The words describe the wonderful, ever new story of the birth of Jesus in the stable. The repeating chorus tells us that 'we will tell you all about it' and each verse moves the story forward.

"It comes with our prayers and best wishes to all who will hear it. Here, it's played and sung by local Gaelic speaking children who got together to sing and play it, and the video is interwoven with some local scenes.

"The reading at the beginning is the Gaelic translation of the verses from Isaiah 9:6-7:

"For to us a child is born,
To us a son is given,
And the government will be on his shoulders,
And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

"After the reading, the next picture in pink is the above title of the carol and underneath it is the word 'Nollaig', which means 'Christmas'.

"At the end of the video, the words that come under the picture of the children standing on the wall translate as 'God's blessing, peace and happiness to you all'."

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