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Cathy MacDonald's Weekly Mantra

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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 08:05 UK time, Sunday, 18 July 2010

"And she shall have music wherever she goes" should have been my mantra this week, but it wasn't Banbury Cross that I visited but my home island of Lewis, where the 15th Hebridean Celtic festival started on Wednesday and ran till Saturday, where Celtic rock band Runrig headlined the closing concert. Great to get a few days at home with family and friends - especially when the distance can seem so far, what with 300 miles or so of road and a couple of hours by ferry.

At this time of year we like to catch up - there's something so right about remembering summer days - despite the weather - with those whom we love. It's a time of home-coming, of getting together. Indeed many visitors to the island try to ensure that their trip coincides with the Festival. And in between, we can keep in touch by post, by e-mail, or better still, with a musical dedication. Why don't you say Hello to someone you haven't seen in a while, or who has a special day coming up, by letting us know. We can choose the music for you if you like. Classical, traditional or a film score - just let us know what you'd like to hear and we'll give them a mention on the Greetings programme. Drop an e-mail to


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