Fèis Week

16th-19th July 2019

Our Fèis Week is an annual event for young people aged 8-18. It takes place over 4 days at Paisley Grammar School and is an intensive week of come-and-try workshops. Working with some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians, participants are able to develop their skills, take part in our finale concert and most importantly, have fun.
For those in S1-S6, our Advanced Fèis offer a series of workshops for those who can already play to an intermediate/advanced level.

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. Taking place across four days in July, participants choose three different choices from a list of various instruments, dance, drama, filmmaking and singing.
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.

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. Taking place across four days in July, participants choose three different choices from a list of various instruments, dance, drama, filmmaking and singing.
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.

Subject Choices

Work with some of Scotland’s top musicians and tutors

Participants will select three choices + one reserve choice when registering for our 2019 Fèis Week. Each ‘first choice’ class will prepare a piece for our end-of-week concert and as such, will be attended twice a day by participants. Every effort will be made to ensure participation in chosen subjects however some participants may be offered their reserve choice to deliver age and ability appropriate tuition, ensuring maximum learning benefit and enjoyment for all.
Our subjects for 2019 are still being confirmed – see below for our 2018 choices.
Accordion

Accordion

with Gary Innes

Chanter + Whistle

Chanter + Whistle

with Steven Blake

Clarsach

Clarsach

with Jessica Burton

Drama

Drama

with Artair Donald

Drumming

Drumming

with Stevie Fivey

Fiddle

Fiddle

with Rua MacMillan

Filmmaking

Filmmaking

with Calum MacAulay

Guitar

Guitar

with Findlay Napier

Singing

Singing

with Maeve Mackinnon

Stepdance

Stepdance

with Joy Dunlop

Cost

 

£75

Price for 4 days
Includes 2018 Fèis T-shirt

£65

for 1st additional sibling

£55

for 2nd additional sibling

£45

for 3rd additional sibling

Earlybird Registration is now open for 2019

Sign-up today for early access to subject choices