Advanced Fèis Week
17th-20th July 2018
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.
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 2018.
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
Our Advanced Fèis Week for 2018 will be led by Anna Massie + Kristan Harvey. As part of the hugely successful group Blazin’ Fiddles, they have performed at home and further afield, from remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Price for 4 days
Includes 2018 Fèis T-shirt
for 1st additional sibling
for 2nd additional sibling
for 3rd additional sibling
How to Apply
Applications close Thursday 31st May
All applications for our Fèis Week are processed through our website. Our form will allow you to register up to 4 children at one time and choose our Main Fèis Week or Advanced Fèis Week for each one. Places are extremely limited for many of our classes. It is important that you complete the online application form as soon as possible to secure a place. Applications close on Thursday 31st May.
A few notes on our application form…
• The form will capture all the relevant information we require from participants. Please ensure all fields are completed.
• The form will automatically highlight any areas where data is missing.