Gaelic Pantomime

Every year Fèisean nan Gàidheal produces a Gaelic pantomime aimed at Gaelic speaking primary children which is toured throughout the country in the run up to Christmas, though anyone aged 3 to 103 can enjoy it!  The pantomime and tour is produced through Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s education service Fèisgoil which is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.

For more information on our Gaelic pantomimes, contact Angus MacLeod at

Fiodhògaidhio & an Fharpais-chiùil

Fiodhògaidhio agus an Fharpais-chiùil (Fiodhògaidhio and the Musical Battle) tells of Arturo and his struggling musical instruments’ shop which he fears he might have to give up. His latest musical invention, Fiodhògaidhio, has given him hope for a brighter future, but his dream for his creation soon turns his whole world upside down!

A tour featuring performances at 19 Gaelic medium primary schools took place between the 5th and 16th of December 2022. A public performance at Inverness Royal Academy, Inverness on Thursday 8th December was filmed and made available to Gaelic medium primary schools and secondary schools with Gaelic departments and was streamed online at Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Facebook page.

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School Resources

Ùisdean agus am Fìdhlear Seunta

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 production of Ùisdean agus am Fìdhlear Seunta (Hugh and the magic fiddler) was filmed and made available to Gaelic medium primary schools and secondary schools with Gaelic departments on the 9th of December.  The film stars Katie MacFarlane, Pablo Lafuente, Rachel Kennedy and Magaidh Ros and was streamed online on Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Facebook page.

Educational Resource

Panto 2020:  Ròs Bhàn agus na Seachd Sìthichean

Ròs Bhàn agus na Seachd Sìthichean (Ròs Bhàn and the Seven Fairies), tells the tale of Ròs Bhàn and the evil queen Coronìnag’s plans to ban fun and happiness.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 production was filmed and made available to Gaelic medium schools throughout the country online.  The film was streamed to the public on Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Facebook page and can still be viewed here.

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Gaelic Panto 2019:  Peadar Dan agus am Mapa-ionmhais

2019’s panto, Peadar Dan agus am Mapa-ionmhais (Peter Dan and the Treasure Map) is set on stormbound Eilean an Òir and tells the tale of Peadar Dan’s Christmas Eve adventure after he discovers a fairy treasure map. Performers, Artair Donald, Anna MacDonald and Alexander Donaldson have created very engaging and fun characters and provide lots of opportunity for audience interaction.

A fifteen day national tour of primary schools providing Gaelic medium education took place between Monday 26th November and Friday 13th December 2019 with a public performance
at the Ironworks, Inverness on Thursday 12th December at 7pm.

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