Guth na nGael 2017

Guth na nGael 2017


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 2017, building on the success of previous exhanges between the two organisations.


This summer, we’re looking for six young musicians and singers, aged 12-18 and fluent in Scottish Gaelic to join six Irish speaking young musicians for a week of cultural and language events in Lochaber.


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.


Fèis Lochabair


This year’s project will take place on Sunday 30th July – Friday 4th August in Fort William to coincide with Fèis Lochabair’s main fèis week. Guth nan Gael participants will get the chance to meet other fèis participants and join in with the fèis events as they celebrate 25 years.




Are you:

  • 12-18 years old?
  • A fluent Gaelic speaker?
  • At an intermediate or advanced instrument playing or singing level?
  • Available between Sunday 30 July – Friday 4 August 2017?


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 3rd July 2017.


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


Any queries, please contact Karen Oakley 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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