Advanced Fèis Week

16th-19th July 2019

Our Advanced Fèis Week gives intermediate/advanced players in S1-S6 the opportunity to develop their existing skills with two of Scotland’s top traditional musicians. Workshops will be delivered across a number of areas and in collaboration with our Main Fèis Week, participants will prepare a piece for our end-of-week showcase concert.

Please note: Participants of our Advanced Fèis Week must already have been studying in high school for at least 1 year. Pupils transitioning to high school from primary 7 are not eligible for these workshops.

About

An opportunity for individuals to develop skills in the Gaelic arts.

A Fèis is an opportunity for individuals to come together to develop skills in the Gaelic arts – song, dance, drama, and traditional music on a wide range of instruments. Tuition is accessible and fun, but professional and effective. Our Advanced Fèis will deliver a series of workshops in subjects like accompaniment and melody, groupwork, playing for dancing and more. Take a look at what your week may include here: Advanced Fèis Timetable.
Across the week, participants work with their tutors and others in their class to prepare a piece for our finale concert. They will also take part in Gaelic language activities each morning, including our annual Fèis song – a song for everyone to learn together which is the finale of the participants’ concert. 
All of our tutors are experienced, professional musicians, skilled in working with young people. We also have a pool of supervisors and volunteers who help our events run smoothly. Young people are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines. Our staff are all members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland.

Meet the Tutors

Two of Scotland’s finest musicians

Adam Sutherland

Adam Sutherland

Adam comes from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.  In his late thirties, he is one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, composers and teachers in a thriving scene, drenched with talent.
 
Outfits that Adam has been a part of include The Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries, Babelfish and Croft no. Five.  He has also played with a host of other well known acts including Salsa Celtica and Manran.
 
Adam’s tunes are perhaps his most impressive legacy and are played in music sessions and on youtube videos in the following countries:  Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, USA, Canada (Canadian Celtic Music Top-Ten with Flook’s version of ‘The Road to Errogie’), Korea, Australia, New Zealand and who knows where else.
Marc Clement

Marc Clement

Marc Clement has been working as a professional musician for nearly 30 years. It was around the age of 12 that he picked up the guitar and after a chance meeting with an old school friend, Bruce McGregor, Marc started playing
traditional celtic music and adopted the acoustic guitar.
Marc played with Bruce McGregor for many years leading to many other ventures and through this time he continued to work as a solo artist and performed regularly as a support act for Wolfstone.
After playing some shows with Charlie MacKerron, he was asked to join Session A9 in 2005 and is still a member to this day. Session A9 has toured extensively around the world and has won many awards! Marc also works with individual members of the band including Charlie MacKerron and Adam Sutherland. He was happy to produce, mix and play on Adam Sutherland`s acclaimed debut solo album “Squall”
Here is a list of some of the people that Marc has collabrated , recorded or performed with: Blazin Fiddles, Session A9, Wolfstone, Aidan O`rourke  Roseanne Cash, Phil Cunningham, Adam Sutherland,Duncan Chisholm, Dougie MacLean, Justin Currie, Eddie Reader, Charlie MacKerron, Gordon Gunn, Rick Taylor, The Unusual Suspects, Karine Polwart, B.A Robertson, Tim Kliphuis, Ann Martin, The Lushrollers……and many more!
 

Cost

 

£75

Price for 4 days
Includes 2019 Fèis T-shirt

£65

for 1st additional sibling

£55

for 2nd additional sibling

£45

for 3rd additional sibling

Applications are now closed for 2019