It’s Showtime for Argyll Gaelic Drama Festival

Gaelic speaking primary school pupils from across Argyll will gather together at 2pm on Tuesday the 30th of May for Fèis Dhràma Earra-Ghàidheal, an afternoon of Gaelic drama in The Corran Halls, Oban.

Fèis Dhràma Earra-Ghàidheal, a Gaelic drama festival for primary schools in Argyllshire, provides Gaelic speaking youngsters with an opportunity to learn new drama skills, whilst putting together a brand new play.

This year, groups from Sandbank Primary and Rockfield Primary will be showcasing their plays at the festival.
Actor and drama worker Debbie Mackay, well known for her role as Màiri in the Gaelic TV drama ‘Bannan’, has been employed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal to support schools participating in the Fèis.

Angus Macleod, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer has been co-ordinating the project,  “We strongly believe that drama is an excellent tool for developing a wide range of skills – public speaking, self-confidence, teamwork and behaviour among them; every year it’s encouraging to see that they will then go on to high school with new skills that will be beneficial to them in the years ahead”.

Admission to the drama showcase is free (although donations are welcome). For more information, contact Angus Macleod on 01463 225 559 or at

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is funded by Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, The Highland Council, Argyll & Bute Council and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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