Fèisgoil Drama Support for Uist Schools

Four schools in the Uists benefited from Gaelic medium drama workshops co-ordinated by the Fèisgoil service in the four weeks leading up to Fèis Dhràma Uibhist.

Prior to the Fèis, held on the 8th and 9th of March, support and direction were provided by freelance drama worker and actor Calum MacDonald, who was employed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal to deliver drama support for participating primary schools through the Fèisgoil Gaelic arts and education service.

Fèis Dhràma Uibhist is a festival of Gaelic plays performed and produced by local primary schools. This year Sgoil Dhalabroig, Sgoil an Iochdair and Sgoil Bhail’ a’ Mhanaich participated in the festival. Their work in developing and rehearsing their plays culminated in two public performances at Sgoil Lionacleit Theatre.

In addition, Calum was able to deliver Gaelic medium drama skills workshops with groups from Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath in Bayhead.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Fèisgoil service regularly co-ordinates the provision of Gaelic medium drama support for primary schools for a wide variety of projects. For more information about the Fèisgoil service contact Angus Macleod or Eilidh Mackenzie at the Inverness office on 01463 225 559.

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