Welcome to Fuaran ~

Stage 2 (2018/19)

Fuaran is a heritage initiative established by Fèisean nan Gàidheal to encourage a new generation of Gaelic speakers and singers to actively engage in the research and collection of Gaelic songs in their local area.

With funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, we are pleased that the project is up and running once again. Seven young Fèis participants aged 16-25 have received training and are currently researching and gathering songs. They will then have the opportunity to record these songs as new to add to the current Fuaran collection.

Keep an eye on this website for the new recordings. In the meantime, explore the website and enjoy over twenty songs that were collected by the first Fuaran group.

The project

Fuaran is a heritage initiative established by Fèisean nan Gàidheal to encourage a new generation of Gaelic speakers and singers to actively engage in the research and collection of Gaelic songs in their local area.

In the past two years, over twenty young people aged 16-24 have taken part in training and song workshops, led by a host of leading Gaelic song and research experts.

The resource

This online resource provides a selection of some of the material that nine of our Fuaran participants have researched and recorded in their local communities.

On this website you will find a page for each individual song researched.  Each page includes:

  • information and song words
  • a downloadable audio recording of the song, performed by the researcher
  • a video recording subtitled in Gaelic and English
  • a downloadable PDF of the song words

We hope that this will become a useful resource for Gaelic singers and teachers, and that it will also encourage them to research and collect Gaelic songs.

Acknowledgement

We are indebted to our project funders the Heritage Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and to our partners Tobar an Dualchais and Lews Castle College UHI (Benbecula Campus). We would also like to thank Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland Council and Argyll & Bute Council for their continuing support of Fèisean nan Gàidheal which has allowed us to engage in Fuaran.

Finally, we would like to sincerely thank all of the volunteers and contributors who generously contributed their time, songs and stories to Fuaran – mìle taing dhuibh uile.

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