Applications open for Gaelic song research project

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted to the announce the third series of its widely acclaimed heritage project, Fuaran.

Since the project was established in 2014, 15 young people aged between 16-25 have had the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops related to the research and collection of Gaelic songs, before then conducting their own fieldwork within their own communities. Following their research, Fuaran participants were given the opportunity to professionally record the songs they had collected. There are now 28 songs on the resource which can be found here. 

We are now looking for applications from young people interested in being part of the next phase of the Fuaran project. Due to the current circumstances with the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have designed the project in such a way that all training will be delivered online. Participants will be guided on where to begin researching songs such as looking at online resources and speaking to fellow singers. Youngsters will be offered one to one support to help learn their songs and will get the chance to record their songs when it is deemed safe and suitable for us to do so.

The project is open to Gaelic speaking participants aged between 16-25. Application forms can be found here. All applications must be received by Friday 22nd May at 5pm.

If you have any questions or require further information about the project, please contact Karen Oakley – karen@feisean.scot

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