Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh welcomes new participants
Tuesday 1st May 2012
Seventeen children attended Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh this Easter. A further 12 youngsters attended Fèis Nis, a new project set up to offer children in P1 & P2 a program of fun activities through the medium of Gaelic during the holidays.
During the week, participants who attended the main Fèis took part in Chanter, Guitar, Accordion, Fiddle, Melodeon, Highland Dancing, Gaelic Singing, Drama and Art workshops.
Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh received funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig this year to run a morning session for younger participants during Fèis week and activities included games, art, singing and ceilidh dancing.
Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh held the children’s concert at the Clan MacQuarrie hall on Saturday evening, attracting many families and visitors. The evening's entertainment included performances from the Fèis participants, tutors and music was provided by the Ness Melodeon Band. At the interval curry and stovies were served and enjoyed by all.
All the children designed their own t-shirts which Alison Macleod, a local artist, then printed. The participants received their t-shirts on the Friday afternoon along with a certificate of attendance and a Taigh Dhonnchaidh pen.
Mary Duff, said of the event, " This has been one of the most successful Fèisean we have held. It was nice to see new faces at the Fèis as well. Our follow-on classes have now started and anyone wishing to develop their skills are more than welcome to attend."
For further information about Fèis Taigh Dhonnchaidh and the range of classes on offer please visit www.taighdhonnchaidh.com