Dogwoof are doing a popup cinema special offer of £50 to screen the ken loach film Spirit of 45 and DMCC are hoping to take up this offer and screen it in Dunvegan soon.
We are Northern Lights documentary is on at Aros in Portree on Monday 15th April @7pm and Tuesday 16th April @4pm. This documentary was filmed by people in scotland over a three month period in 2012. For more information visit the We are Northern Lights website
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“Feuerzangenbowle is a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine. It is often part of a Christmas or New Year’s Eve tradition. The name translates literally to fire-tongs punch.
The popularity of the drink has been boosted by the 1944 film comedy Die Feuerzangenbowle.
Feuerzangenbowle is prepared in a bowl, similar to a fondue set, which usually is suspended over a small burner (rechaud). The bowl is filled with heated dry red wine spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange peel, similar to mulled wine. The Feuerzange was originally a pair of tongs, but nowadays it is common for a purpose-designed metal grate mounted on top of the bowl to hold the Zuckerhut (sugarloaf or literally “sugar hat”), a sugar cone around seven inches long. The sugar is soaked with rum and set alight, melting and caramelizing. The rum should have at least 54% alcohol per volume in order to burn properly. More rum is poured with a ladle until all the sugar has melted and mixed with the wine. The resulting punch is served in mugs while the burner keeps the bowl warm. For some the ceremony is more important than the drink itself, celebrating the gathering of friends and conveying a notion of Gemütlichkeit”
If not the Film then most probably the punch for this years Christmas Matinee?
And here is a recipe for it …
The Duirinish Media & Culture Club are in the West Highland Free Press today thanks to Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations Community Focus. Hopefully we might attract a few more members as the long nights are drawing in.
Big Thanks to Architects Rural Design for kindly sponsoring the Printing of our Posters. We now have an array of A4 and A3 Quality Posters in various locations around the Island. The Poster which personally I think has been our best to date was designed and created by Neil Kinnaird and shows Count Orlock seizing Dunvegan Hall. This Event marks the end of a series of events funded by Regional Screen Scotland.
Without the various sponsors kindness throughout the years since DMCC started some of the events would not have been possible. We have had many acts of kindness including people giving their time to make speeches Magnus Graham and Iona MacDonald, Companies donating Food and generous Discounts from Andy Race, Lochalsh Butchers, Isle of Skye Fudge, Cochburns of Dingwall, Glendale Salads, Old School Restaurant. Accomodation for visitors from Hazel Wotton at Greenbank on Skye. We have had a Chef for the Evening thanks to Craig Halliday with help from Amanda Munro. Whisky from Talisker and Sgailc Whisky We have had a succession of amazing cooks providing sweet and savoury treats from bho po soup to carageen pudding thanks to Duncan and Marion MacGregor,Maria Pelletti, Anne Gillies, Cathrine and Norman Gillies, Marina Munro, Seumas Maclennan, Beautiful Salted Caramel Cookies from the very talented chef at Edinbane Hotel, John Mackenzie, Morag MacDonald.
We have had visitors travelling from as far as Manchester to be with us and some even had to do a 200 mile detour to be with us due to Landslides.
Hopefully this can and will continue if anyone out there had a skill they would like to share with the Club it would be great to hear from you.
It could be baking a loaf of bread to accompany some food or a talk to compliment a Film. Let us know please.
Nosferatu, Murnau’s classic silent horror film, with live musical accompaniment by guitarist David Allison. Max Schreck is the terrifying Count Orlock, the vampire who thirsts after the body and soul of a young clerk and his beautiful wife.David Allison’s beguiling score reveals a distinctly Celtic twist with its Scottish voice, depicting Airdrie travel writer Emily Gerard, leading us through the narrative and Thanks to Caorunn Gin you can enjoy a Complimentary Gin and Tonic on the night.
Saturday 13th October Dunvegan Community Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £10 Under 16′s £5 Rating PG
“Caorunn is more than a gin. It is a perfectly balanced, super-premium small batch Scottish Gin, Infused with hand-picked botanicals, inspired by Celtic tradition.
Created from the Celtic landscape, Caorunn Gin delivers a taste that sets us apart.