Fèisean an t-samhraidh | Summer Fèisean
Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted to see the summer Fèisean, Gaelic arts tuition festivals, throughout the country back to full strength. To find out more, please click on the individual Fèis as listed here.
Cèilidhean air Chuairt | Cèilidh Trails 2023
This year more than forty young people aged between sixteen and twenty-five will spend their summer touring their local areas and further afield on the Fèisean Cèilidh Trails. Groups from Badenoch and Strathspey, Ross-shire, Paisley, Lochaber, Argyll and the North Coast will undertake an impressive variety of gigs, playing cèilidh dances, formal concerts, support slots at summer festivals and sessions.
Before taking to the road, all participants will take part in their respective training events which will help to develop the skills they will need on tour and provide essential rehearsal time. While on the tour, a number of participants will also undertake a formal NPA qualification supported by West Highland College, giving them a recognised qualification as well as real life experience of performing and touring.
Keep an eye on our social media channels and website for more info.
Bileag Òrain | Song Booklet
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new resource which celebrates the rich song traditions of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney and Shetland. This resource marks the end of Treòir Voar Virr, our multi-arts inter-island project funded directly by The Scottish Government which has run for the last two years in island schools across Scotland.
The TVV Song Booklet represents a collaborative effort from singers involved in the project who have generously shared the songs of their local areas with us. This has resulted in a total of 83 songs from the Gaelic song tradition and those of Orkney and Shetland with lyrics, translations, further information and recordings of the songs.
We hope this will be an invaluable resource for teachers, pupils, families, musicians and the people of these island communities.