Gillies' musical upbringing was wide-ranging. Her maternal grandparents were professional classical violinists, and Gillies learned piano from an early age. Save Me - Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits a pupil at Oban High School she was inspired by many of her teachers, especially her English teacher, the poet Iain Crichton Na H-uain Aiir An Tulaich (The Lambs On The Green Hills) - Anne Lorne Gíllíes* - Anne Lorne Gillies and John Maclean,  the Rector Headmaster of the school, a native of the Island of Raasay, classical scholar and brother of poet Sorley Maclean,  from whom she learned a large number of Gaelic songs and to whom she dedicated her seminal book Songs of Gaelic Scotland Birlinn, Edinburgh, She also took advantage of the wide variety of amateur musical and theatrical productions which Oban offered, from school-based folk-group, baroque ensemble, debating society and drama productions to local bands, Gilbert and Sullivan productions and public speaking.
Following this appearance Gillies struck up an unlikely but fruitful musical Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath - Dies Irae with Jimmy MacBeath, an itinerant worker and singer of Bothy Ballads from the north east of Scotland. Then, inshe left Scotland to pursue classical vocal training in Italy and London.
She spent the next five years completing her apprenticeship both as a singer, under the tutelage of German Lieder experts Helene Isepp,  Ilse Wolf  and Paul Hamburgerand also to "have something to fall back on" as a secondary school teacher of English, History and Music.
It was with very mixed feelings that she resigned her post to concentrate on her professional career. Gillies returned to Scotland inand has been based there ever since, though her career has taken her to many corners of the world, singing in:. Inshortly after the birth of her first child, she starred in a one-off eponymous minute "special" programme BBC2 UK network with guest star Stefan Grapelli. Even more ironically she was invited back the following year to present the same award to Billy Connolly.
Thereafter she was involved in several Gaelic children's series, including Bzzz which featured twelve original Gaelic pop-songs co-written by Anne and pianist David Pringle.
She was also a guest presenter on BBC's Saturday Night at the Mill where she interviewed, among others, Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds and, in the s, completed a terrifying 5-day stint chairing Channel Four's live daytime current affairs programme Powerhouse. More recently, with the growth of Gaelic-medium television programming, her innumerable appearances have included. Throughout her career Gillies has espoused many causes, charitable, cultural and political: she has given her services freely to raise funds and public awareness for many organisations — medical, social, artistic, political — especially those connected to children and Scottish Gaelic culture.
In between raising her own three children she worked tirelessly in support of Gaelic voluntary organisations, raising funds and public awareness, organising events, committees and parental groups, and using her contacts and expertise to persuade Na H-uain Aiir An Tulaich (The Lambs On The Green Hills) - Anne Lorne Gíllíes* - Anne Lorne Gillies political parties, as well as the educational establishment, to acknowledge the viability and value of Gaelic in the modern world — specifically as a medium of education at every level of education, both formal and in the community.
Her report led directly to her return to University: first as a full-time post-graduate student in the University of Strathclyde, where she.
PhD thesis, University of Glasgow. Gillies' remit with CnaG was the promotion of Gaelic as a medium of education at all levels, from preschool to tertiary; to inform parents, educators, the media, government officials and politicians of all parties La Rosa Dei Venti - Rosanna Fratello - La Rosa Dei Venti the historical importance of Gaelic to Scotland and the world, and to facilitate its usage in the modern context and continuance for future generations.
The work of Anne and her colleagues throughout the Gaelic-speaking community led to a sea-change in the fortunes of the language, with unprecedented levels of official support, its burgeoning usage within the Scottish education system and media, and — vitally — its endorsement and encouragement among native Gaelic-speakers and learners at grassroots level. Massively heartening developments which could not have been predicted when Gillies' own children were growing up.
In Gillies was appointed by Govan Initiative Ltd to develop an arts strategy for the enrichment of a disparate and often dispirited area that had suffered from acute social and economic problems since the decline of the shipbuilding industry. She devised a wide array of arts activities designed to address problems of unemployment, homelessness, addiction, disability, and fear of crime.
Among these was the Greater Govan Youth Theatre, a network of groups designed to develop skills and overcome social, sectarian and territorial dichotomies. In s she became publicly and Na H-uain Aiir An Tulaich (The Lambs On The Green Hills) - Anne Lorne Gíllíes* - Anne Lorne Gillies involved in the Scottish National Party SNPan organisation with which her family had had ties, both direct and indirect, for many decades see William Gillies.
In September she was selected as a candidate for the European Parliament elections following year by delegates at the SNP's conference. Published inSongs of Gaelic Scotland won the prestigious academic Ratcliff Prize for "an important contribution by an individual to the study of Folk and Folklore in Great Britain and Ireland".
Her voluntary and charitable work has been recognised by the award of Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellowship. She left Strathclyde University into work freelance again, specifically to address the urgent need for resources print, electronic Without Your Love - Cut Glass - Without Your Love / Alive With Love. She is currently writing a historical novel set in 17th century Scotland, Ireland and France.
Anne Lorne Gillies is married to Kevin Bree. Between them Anne and Kevin have 13 step grandchildren. Anne's brother is Prof. William Gillies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with the late Anne Gillies who died in and was the wife of Gaelic singer Calum Kennedy and mother of Fiona Kennedy. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when Everybodys Fool V.2 - Evanescence - MP3 Collection remove these template messages.
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