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Extended Deadline: Applications close Sunday 26th May 2024

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Our Fèis Week is an opportunity for individuals to come together and develop skills in the Gaelic arts – song, dance, traditional music and more.

Overview

P4-S6 pupils
Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th July 2024
10.00-16.00 each day
Johnstone High School

Join us this summer for 4 days of exciting music and arts workshops. Our Fèis Week is aimed at beginners and offers classes led by some of Scotland’s best traditional musicians and tutors. Tuition is designed to be accessible, fun, and professional, providing young people with an engaging and inspiring experience of Gaelic language and culture. Participants can choose from a variety of workshops, each led by experienced, professional musicians skilled in working with young people.

Throughout the week, participants work with their tutors and others in the class to prepare for our finale concert. In addition to musical activities, each day includes engaging Gaelic language games and activities, including our annual Fèis song – a crowd-pleaser that brings all participants together for a memorable performance.

When registering, participants choose three workshop preferences plus one reserve choice. ‘1st choice’ workshops focus on beginners and culminate in a special presentation at the finale concert. While we aim to accommodate all preferences, some participants may be offered their reserve choice to ensure age and skill-appropriate tuition and maximise learning and enjoyment for everyone.

All our tutors are experienced, professional musicians, dedicated to nurturing young talent. We’re supported by a team of supervisors and volunteers who ensure the smooth running of our events, with a commitment to child protection and safety. Our staff are all members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland.

Come join us for a week of music, culture, and fun – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Please note: Participants in our Main Fèis classes must have completed Primary 4. Pupils transitioning to Primary 4 (from Primary 3) are not eligible for these workshops.

Subjects

Discover all the subjects available during our Fèis Week, led by skilled tutors excited to share their expertise and experience. Click on any subject title below to learn more about the class and its tutor.

Pricing

Price for 4 days tuition + Fèis t-shirt = £110

  • 1st additional sibling = £100
  • 2nd additional sibling = £90
  • 3rd additional sibling = £80

We work hard to keep access open to all young people and are fortunate to secure public funding to support our events. Places at our events are subsidised with the true cost of each place being much higher.

Payment is required at the time of booking. Payment can be made in full or using our deposit scheme. If you choose to pay with our deposit scheme, 25% will be taken at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 1 month before the event. Deposit payments are non-refundable. Additionally, all payments become non-refundable after the close of applications on Sunday 5th May 2024. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to these policies.

A limited number of funded places are available for those who are in receipt of a clothing grant (proof of confirmation required). Tick the relevant box on our application form to make an application to this scheme.

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Extended Deadline: Applications close Sunday 26th May 2024