With enormous regret the Fèis Arainn committee have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Fèis in July. It is now evident that we will not be able to hold such an event safely this year which is a huge disappointment to us all.
Please keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for info on some other events that we are hoping to be able to put together to bring you cheer and keep alive your interest in our traditional culture🎶
In the meantime if you have an instrument please be sure to get it out and play it – it’s the perfect time to practise when no-one can hear you !🎻🥁🎼
And remember everybody can sing 😁 so siuthad – gabh òran!
Tha sinn an dòchas gu bheil a h-uile duine gu math… keep well everyone.
Fèis Week 2019: JULY 23 -26th
A week-long event open to young people from the age of eight which takes place during the last week of July.
Participants have the opportunity to try out or improve their skills in a number of musical instruments, song, drama and art as well as improving their Gaelic language skills. This event normally attracts around sixty participants.
Beginners are very welcome at all of our events, and those who already play an instrument or sing will also find the experience very rewarding. We aim to cater for all abilities, right up to accomplished musicians and singers. You don’t need to be able to read music and you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of traditional music to enjoy a Fèis. Workshops are taught by ear with participants learning tunes and songs one phrase at a time.
Fèis events are fun and friendly.We want to help you improve your playing, grow in confidence and learn more about the Gaelic language and culture.
*All of our tutors are experienced, professional musicians, skilled in working with young people. Our committee and volunteers help our events run smoothly. Children are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines.
For more information, contact us using our online form. Alternatively, speak to one of our committee members using the numbers below.
- Maggie Frame – 01770302623
- Al Paul – 01770 302881
2019 Online Registration
Tuition will be offered in the following instruments/activities:
(Although instruments will be available for Fèis participants if required, own (labelled) instruments should be used where possible)
Participants should select 3 different choices for instruction.
1st choice will be what the participant will perform in the concert and will have 2 workshops daily. Choose one reserve choice in case of over subscription.
Please indicate (in the standard section) the standard you can perform in any instrument choices you make e.g.
B Beginner (never played before/only tried at Fèis)
E Elementary (can play a tune/had a few private lessons)
I Intermediate (can play a few tunes/getting regular tuition)
A Advanced (have a larger repertoire/can easily learn by ear or reading music)
1st Child: £60
Further children: £35
Please register promptly to ensure the classes of your choice.
Payment in full or a deposit can be made through our website.
Either full payment or a deposit of 25% must be paid along with completion of registration form. If using our deposit payment plan, full payment must be made 1 month after the initial deposit is received.