Cèilidh Trail

Discover what life is like as a touring traditional musician, performing a variety of concerts across 2 weeks this summer. If you are aged 16-25 and interested in a paid summer position, audition for us on Sunday 29th April in Paisley.

The Ceilidh Trail scheme is a Fèisean nan Gàidheal showcase project which gives young musicians and singers aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to take part in a professional summer tour through their local fèis with support from a team of musicians and specialist tutors.   This unique opportunity offers participants training in the core skills required for a career in the creative industries in general and in music in particular.

Festival 2018

Our inaugural ceilidh trail tour in 2018 will be supported by Festival 2018, a dynamic cultural festival being developed to run alongside the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. This exciting partnership will deliver performances in Paisley, Glasgow and other host partner cities for the event.

Participants will perform concerts from July 28th-August 12th and must be available for all of these dates as well as a training week at the beginning of July.

What to Expect

As part of our ceilidh trail project, participants will learn important skills including:

  • Learn to use a PA system and do your own sound at gigs

  • Learn to play for ceilidh dancing and how to call the dances

  • Develop your stage presentation skills

  • Develop your Gaelic language skills and learn to introduce your sets bilingually

  • Be paid a competitive weekly wage and have all reasonable expenses reimbursed.


To apply, fill out the application form below. You will then be sent more information on the audition process, including what to prepare, as well as the expected dates the tour will take place.

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  • Please list in order of playing experience and include voice/dance if appropriate.
  • Please detail any relevant musical experience, including performances.