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    Below you will find all our latest news as posted to Rachel's Twitter account @RachelWlkr. Follow her on your favourite social network for up to the minute news on gigs, tickets, merchandise and new releases. Rachel is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. See links at the top of the page.
    Hmm, Gaelic speakers, amongst the kindest, most welcoming, most hospitable people, whose homelands you are most likely travelling to, certainly do not deserve your ill conceived, rude, insulting tweet. Have a great trip. twitter.com/Subtact/status…
    Looking forward to joining Skipinnish for this local gig, should be a good night! twitter.com/Skipinnish/sta…
    A beautiful Gaelic song recorded for a brand new Xbox game, by a talented young Gaelic speaker and singer. Gaelic is dead? I think not. #ThaGàidhligbeò twitter.com/eilidhc_/statu…
    Think I’ve been hacked- don’t open any messages from me, I’m fixing.
    Rachel Walker
    Tha mi a’ teagaisg seinn Ghàidhlig @Ceolasuist an seachdainn seo. Tha Uidhist a Deas cho breagha! #ceòl #Uidhist #Gàidhlig
    Rachel Walker
    Lovely day / night at @OBANLIVE last night, performing with Sons of Argyll and @Skipinnish. A mid-song photo by Kevin McGlinn 📸
    Not long till Ceòlas! Still spaces too so book now! twitter.com/ceolasuist/sta…
    Fiolm goirid eireachdail an seo. twitter.com/ceolasuist/sta…
    Delighted to have contributed to this track, currently at number 8 in the Official Scottish singles chart. All proceeds go towards a permanent memorial to Eilidh MacLeod on Barra. #SongForEilidh twitter.com/officialcharts…
    Rachel Walker
    Nach math a rinn @whytetheband aig @LietIntern! Dìreach sgoinneil. #ÒranÙr #Gàidhlig
    Rachel Walker
    Not long before @LietIntern kicks off this evening. Uralic, Galician, Aantwaarps, Surinamese, Frisian, Bashkir, Scots, Gaelic, Aromanian, Cornish, Sami and Franco-Provençal languages all being represented tonight in songs of different styles. A privilege to hear them all. #Ceòl
    Getting set to head to Friesland tomorrow, to be a Jury member for Scotland at @LietIntern minority languages song competition. Very much looking forward to hearing the Scottish Gaelic song by @whytetheband and all the other entries. A true joining of culture and music.
    Rachel Walker
    Home after a truly special night with @Skipinnish @EmilySmithmusic, @jamiemcclennan @Cruinn_Band and the Inveraray Pipe Band. Loved every second. Photo by @RoryGrindlay_
    Heading to bed with #IsMiseGaidhlig trending at number 3. Started by @LiamAlastair it’s an amazing testament to the positive strength of support for the language. Là sonraichte air Twitter! Oidhche mhath leibh uile.
    Absolutely loving the #IsMiseGaidhlig tweets. Cùm oirbh! Raise your voices and show the world how important the language is and how far reaching. #Gàidhlig
    I am an English person who was raised in the Highlands, introduced to #Gàidhlig when young, fell in love with the language, songs and culture it represents. My children are bi-lingual via #Gaelicmedium education. I speak, sing & compose in Gaelic whenever I can. #IsMiseGàidhlig
    Deagh chothrom an seo! twitter.com/taigh_c/status…
    The @LochShielFest kicked off today with a stunning concert under the Glenfinnan Viaduct. There are events running all weekend in the Lochaber area- check them out, get a ticket and see / hear something amazing. lochshielfestival.com twitter.com/lochshielfest/…
    A song for the anniversary of the battle of Culloden. Link to the lyrics and translation on the song description. Mo Rùn Geal Òg, a lament for William Chisholm. soundcloud.com/achelalker/mo-…
    Fab competition from Skipinnish. Really looking forward to singing with the band at the Usher Hall next month. Fab support from @EmilySmithmusic and @jamiemcclennan too! twitter.com/skipinnish/sta…
    Maraiche nan Cuantan, composed by Flora and Angus MacPhail, as performed on Saturday night with Skipinnish. Filmed by Joan Murray. m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z8Zrb…
    Loved performing this with @Skipinnish over the weekend. m.youtube.com/watch?feature=…
    Rachel Walker
    Lovely gig with @Skipinnish last night, bit of time in Inverness this afternoon before doing the whole thing again!! Photo by @RoryGrindlay_
    Rachel Walker
    It’s a practice day ahead of two sold out shows Fri & Sat @EdenCourt with @Skipinnish where I’ll be playing support with the fabulous Archie McAllister and also joining the band for their set. Looking forward to a couple of fun nights!
    Looking forward to being involved with this concert at @OBANLIVE in June! twitter.com/obanlive/statu…
    A pink sparkly unicorn that helps you sing Gaelic songs? Yep, I’ll take that!! Cùm ort a’ nighean! twitter.com/annmaclean9/st…
    Rachel Walker
    Fior dheagh oidhche ann @EdenCourt a nochd airson Cèilidh Bhliadhnail aig Comunn Gàidhlig Inbhir Nis. Orain agus ceòl eireachdail! A great night for the Cèilidh House at Eden Court tonight! Even had my own dressing room! #madeit #ceòl #seinn #Gàidhlig
    Rachel Walker
    Mi fhìn ‘s @johnjoemacneil a seinn a nochd aig Cèilidh na Fìdhearan. Singing at the Lochaber Fiddler’s Rally!
    Coimhead air adhart ris an oidhche seo gu mòr. twitter.com/fngaidheal/sta…
    Some fantastic music coming to Lochaber in April. Why not browse the programme and listen to something new this spring? twitter.com/lochshielfest/…
    Heading east today to sing in Bonar Bridge hall with @Cruinn_Band for @SuthSessions. Local support too from Duncan and Rona MacLeod! Tickets available on the door, looking forward to it! #Gàidhlig #Ceòl #Òrain
    Really looking forward to being part of Ceòlas again this year! twitter.com/ceolasuist/sta…
    Has been excellent to work with fabulous teacher in Jura Primary School @Annmaclean9 to deliver Gaelic song workshops via Skype. Technology has its challenges but ultimately allows access and inclusion for remote communities. Good internet connection is a life-line service.
    Looking forward to singing and conducting the choir for this Cèilidh to raise funds for the choir. twitter.com/lochaber_choir…
    Lovely busy weekend, singing for the Mull and Iona Association on Friday night, then delivering two workshops for @ScotlandSings in Inverness and Connel delivering brand new Scots and Gaelic songs for community singers. A bit hoarse now and quite sleepy! #singingisgoodforyou
    Rachel Walker
    Mull and Iona Association singers! #ceòlaguscraic #MullandIona
    Rachel Walker
    Had a brilliant night last night with both @Cruinn_Band and @Skipinnish, Including a special performance of Maraiche nan Cuantan by Flòraidh and Angus MacPhail. Amazing venue and lovely audience!!
    Delighted with my new website, designed by @bigfrontdoor, who made the whole process painless and quick! Have a look here rachelwalker.co.uk
    My backing vocals intro getting a spin on Radio 4 this morning. Well done @Skipinnish ! twitter.com/campbellclaret…
    Looking forward to this in February! twitter.com/suthsessions/s…
    Aww! Nach rinn iad cho math! Really enjoyed the session and what a lovely wee bunch to work with. Shows the importance of good internet connectivity for Highlands and Islands - cultural accessibility & learning opportunities. twitter.com/annmaclean9/st…
    This was a lovely project to be involved in as part of @blasfestival . Listen here to the Eden court concert. twitter.com/blasfestival/s…
    Still another chance to join a wonderful group of people and be part of a choir! Give it a go next week :) twitter.com/lochaber_choir…
    Delighted to be involved with this wee pilot project! twitter.com/annmaclean9/st…
    Looking forward to this tonight! twitter.com/skipinnish/sta…
    Rachel Walker
    Bliadhna mhath ùr! Wishing you all a happy, healthy year ahead and a fantastic 2018! Playing a grand piano at tonight's gig, customised with pink star lights- couldn't be better!
    Rachel Walker
    Làtha fuar, ach cho breagha ann an Loch Abar an diugh. #Geamhradh
    Some of the support slot from Archie and I will be shown as part of this programme on Saturday night! Wee clip here of Archie's magic! twitter.com/beesneesmedia/…
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