first ever fèis phàislig a runaway success

Friday 31st July 2015

Fèis Phàislig is a newly established organisation creating traditional music opportunities for young people in Renfrewshire and is celebrating a hugely successful inaugural week of music, singing and drama teaching in Paisley.

Last week this first ever Fèis event in Paisley saw almost 60 children aged 8 to 18 enjoy 4 days of tuition in accordion, chanter, clarsach, fiddle, drama, guitar and Gaelic song. Other activities including Gaelic taster sessions, games, art and a cèilidh provided additional entertainment whilst special guests from the Fèis Fhoirt Cèilidh Trail played a lunchtime concert and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal programme ‘Aileag’ came to visit the fèis.  You can hear the programme here.  The participants themselves took to the stage at the end of the week to show a packed audience of parents, family and friends all the new skills they’d picked up at the Fèis.

Chairman Grant McFarlane, said:

“This Fèis week has been many months in the making and we’re delighted to see it running so successfully with great support from the community. The kids have had a fantastic time and I’m amazed at the progress they’ve made in only four days of learning. We’re really grateful to all our supporters for helping to make the Fèis a reality and we’re looking forward to the next one already!”

The next Fèis Phàislig will take place from Tuesday 19th July – Friday 22nd July 2016. To keep up-to-date with Fèis news and events, keep an eye on the Fèis Phàislig Facebook page or visit the website at www.feisphaislig.com.

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