With sadness, we must inform you that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the fèis this year. We were truly hoping it would not be necessary, but because safety of every child, tutor, and staff member is most important, we have to look after one another at a time like this and cancel.
We will be in contact with those who have already registered to arrange refunds as soon as possible.
Warmest wishes to all of you for your health and safety.
We at Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu are aware of COVID-19 and are monitoring the news carefully. The safety of everyone at the Fèis is our foremost priority, and we will be taking steps to guide staff and tutors in additional hygiene practices to minimise any possible risk of illness transmission. After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fèis. We will let you know as soon as plans for future events are available. Mìle taing.
For more information, please visit the NHS website for current recommendations.
All children P1-P7 are welcome and catered for but as this is a festival through the medium of Gaelic we will focus on accepting children from GME schools or children who have some level of spoken Gaelic from usage of the language at home etc. Participants have the opportunity to try out or improve their skills in a number of musical instruments, song, drama and art as well as improving their Gaelic language skills. This event normally attracts around 80 participants.
Beginners are very welcome to choose new instruments to learn, and those who already play an instrument or sing will also find the experience very rewarding. We aim to cater for all abilities, right up to accomplished musicians and singers. You don’t need to be able to read music and you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of traditional music to enjoy a Fèis. Workshops are taught by ear with participants learning tunes and songs one phrase at a time.
Fèis events are fun and friendly. We want to help you improve your playing, grow in confidence and learn more about the Gaelic language and culture.
Times: 10am-3pm each day
Where: Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, 147 Berkeley Street G3 7HP
Cèilidh on the evening of Wednesday 15th
Family concert on the afternoon of Friday 17th
All of our tutors are experienced, professional musicians, skilled in working with young people. Our committee and volunteers help our events run smoothly. Children are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines.