Guth nan Gael 2017

Guth nan Gael

With support from Colmcille, a fund managed by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted to announce that the cultural exchange with the Oriel Centre in Dundalk, Ireland will again take place in 2019, building on the success of previous exhanges between the two organisations.

This summer, we’re looking for six young musicians and singers, aged 14-18 and fluent in Scottish Gaelic to join six Irish speaking young musicians for a week of cultural and language events in South Uist.

There will be language, song and music workshops, cultural visits and the chance to perform together, led by talented musicians and tradition bearers, with the aim of strengthening the language and cultural ties between the two countries.

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This year’s project will take place on 24 – 28 October in South Uist. There will be plenty of opportunity to spend time with other young musicians from Scotland and Ireland and take part in a number of cultural activities. 


Are you:

  • 14-18 years old?
  • A fluent Gaelic speaker?
  • At an intermediate or advanced instrument playing or singing level?
  • Available between 24 –28 Dàmhair 2019?

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other musicians of similar age form around Scotland and Ireland.

Accommodation, travel and food will be covered for participants.


An application form can be viewed here: The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd September.

For a taste of last year’s project, visit the Guth nan Gael Facebook page. 

Any queries, please contact Laura Nicolson  on 01463 225 559 or 

Thanks to Colmcille , Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras na Gaeilge for their continued support for the project.

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