The next Senior Fèis takes place in Ullapool from Monday 10th - Friday 14th October 2016.
Beginners are very welcome at all of our events, 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 a phrase at a time. Tutors will give you the sheet music to take home. There is an emphasis on groupwork at the Senior Fèis and all participants have the opportunity to play as part of an ensemble.Fèis Rois 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.
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. Children are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines. Our contracted staff and volunteers have all completed Disclosure Scotland applications.
The Fèis Rois Autumn Residential is one of the major highlights of the S1-S6 calendar. Participants from all over Ross and Cromarty and beyond sign up to this week long opportunity to learn, play and have fun with Scottish traditional music. The music tuition is based in Ullapool High school and the residential accommodation is based at various hotels and B+B’s in Ullapool.
Our experienced tutors and supervisors work closely together to ensure the young people have a valuable learning and sociable experience.
9.30am – 10.00am: Warm Up
10.00am – 11.00am: Morning workshop
11.00am – 11.30am: Break
11.30am – 12.30pm: Morning workshop continues
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Afternoon workshop
2.30pm – 2.45pm: Break
2.45pm – 3.45pm: Afternoon workshop continues.
Participants choose two workshops – one for the mornings and another for the afternoons.
Please see our website at www.feisrois.org or our short youtube video below for more informationFind Out More