Fèis Phàislig seeks young musicians for Spree Sessions

This October young musicians across Renfrewshire will have the opportunity to come together and perform traditional music with Fèis Phàislig and The Spree Sessions as part of the Spree Festival.

Fèis Phàislig are seeking to recruit a team of young musicians and singers of intermediate or advanced level.  Participants will work with fèis tutors across two days to learn and arrange traditional material in advance of a final concert, and will also have the opportunity to perform at sessions across Renfrewshire.

Fèis Phàislig are looking for singers and musicians who play instruments such as accordion, clarsach, fiddle, guitar, piano and whistle. Other instruments will be considered so please get in touch with the fèis for advice.

Sessions will take place across Renfrewshire in the October holidays. Musicians should attend only one of the local sessions but must be available for both the concert rehearsal and final concert.

Important dates:

  • Monday 17th (10-4): Paisley Session
  • Tuesday 18th (10-4): Renfrew Session
  • Wednesday 19th (10-4): Erskine Session
  • Thursday 20th: Concert Rehearsal
  • Friday 21st: Final Concert

Please note, this event is not suitable for beginners and participants will be expected to read music or have experience of learning by ear.

To find out more about this opportunity or to apply online please visit www.feisphaislig.com or contact Fèis Phàilsig chairperson Grant McFarlane on grant@feisphaislig.com.

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