Local Fèis Returns to Glasgow

After a three-year hiatus, Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu is set to make a return.

Following an EGM that was held on the 20th of April 2017, Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu have established a new committee and are working tirelessly in the run up to their first event, which will be held this coming weekend, 26th-28th May, at Glendale Primary School. It is hoped that this three-day fèis will provide young people in the Glasgow area with the chance to strengthen and develop both their musical and Gaelic language skills in a fun and informal environment.

Though the main focus of the event will be for Gaelic-speaking primary-aged pupils, Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu will also host a range of interactive sessions for pre-school children, Gaelic song masterclasses for adults with expert tuition from Kathleen MacInnes, Mairi MacInnes and Anne Lorne Gillies, as well as a drop-in, Gaelic café – ensuring that this really is an all-inclusive event that the whole family can benefit from.

As well as the main fèis events, a family cèilidh will also be held on the Saturday night (27th) in Glendale Primary School from 7-9pm, with the night’s entertainment provided by the fèis’ talented group of musical tutors. Tickets for the evening can be purchased from committee members during the fèis or at the door on the night.

This three-day event is the first step in re-establishing an annual fèis event and developing a year-round programme of traditional music for young people in the Glasgow area and any thoughts and suggestions on how these events should be delivered would be welcomed at an open meeting that is to be held on the 13th of June (venue to be arranged).

For more information or to register for a place, email feisghaidhligghlaschu@gmail.org .

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