music and fun in airdrie this august

Thursday 30th July 2015

Fèis Lannraig a Tuath (the ‘North Lanarkshire Fèis’) is a volunteer group promoting traditional music and song amongst young people and this August will welcome children from across Lanarkshire and the surrounding regions to their annual summer youth festival in Airdrie.

Over four days from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th August approximately 40 children aged 5 to 18 will take part in workshops in singing, accordion, guitar, clarsach, Highland dancing, arts and crafts, drama and sports. Classes are taught mainly through Gaelic but children without prior knowledge of the language are welcome to attend.

Classes take place in Flowerhill Parish Church on Hallcraig Street in Airdrie and run from 10am to 3pm each day. Places for the four day event are priced very reasonably at £30 for the first child in a family, £25 for the second and £20 for the third. Any additional siblings can attend the fèis for free.

In addition a Fèis Bheag or ‘Wee Fèis’ will provide two mornings of fun for young children aged 2 to 5. These Fèis Bheag sessions will run from 10am to 12 midday on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August in Flowerhill Church and cost £5 per child.

The fèis will be rounded off on Friday afternoon with an informal concert where participants can show their families all their new skills.

There are a few places for both the main event and the Fèis Bheag still available. For more information or to secure a place please contact Elaine Spence on 01236 608 848 or You can find out more about Fèis Lannraig a Tuath here.

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