The Fèis Phàislig Ceilidh Trail gives musicians aged 16-25 the opportunity to experience life on the road as a traditional musician.

For two weeks during the summer holidays, the group take part in a professional summer tour. With support from a team of musicians and specialist tutors, participants are given a unique opportunity to develop core skills required for a career in the creative industries and in music in particular. This is a paid position where we aim to support musicians interested in a career in traditional music to gain practical and professional experience of touring.

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.

Key Dates

  • Jan

    Applications open

  • Mar

    Auditions

  • July

    Fèis Alba (Training Week)

  • Aug

    Summer Tour