brand new fèisean launch for 2015

Thursday 2nd April 2015

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted to announce the membership of two brand new fèisean this spring: Fèis Phàislig in Renfrewshire and Fèis na h-Apainne in Argyll.

Fèis Phàislig will establish an annual four day summer fèis in Paisley this July from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th for children aged 8-18 across Renfrewshire. For their first year the fèis will offer 8 different subjects: accordion, chanter and pipes, clarsach, drama, drumming, fiddle, guitar and singing. The new committee is busy preparing for this jam-packed music bonanza and will hold a fundraising cèilidh dance on Saturday 25th April in The Wynd Centre in Paisley. For cèilidh tickets and to find out more please visit the fèis website at www.feisphaislig.com. Alternatively, please contact chairperson Grant McFarlane on grant@feisphaislig.com or give the fèis a ‘like’ onFacebook.

Meanwhile in Argyll Fèis na h-Apainne’s pilot project has proved a runaway success and will now offer a series of monthly Saturday music days in Strath of Appin Primary School. Workshops will run for young people aged 8 to 18 with a huge array of subjects on offer including fiddle, guitar, accordion, clarsach, chanter, step-dancing, Highland dancing, tin whistle, music technology and drama. Instruments are available for hire and a Fèis Bheag will also offer music, games and song for children under 8 accompanied by an adult. For more information or to book your place at Fèis na h-Apainne please contact Vicky Maclean, Development Officer at Fèisean nan Gàidheal on vicky@feisean.org or visit the fèis’ Facebook page.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal would like to warmly welcome Fèis Phàislig and Fèis na h-Apainne and is looking forward to working closely together over the coming months and years to create and develop traditional arts opportunities for young people in their respective communities.

Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council