Fèis nan Deugairean - a Teenage Fèis

23 August 2011

Fèis nan Deugairean - a Teenage Fèis

Fèis nan Deugairean - a Teenage Fèis 

8th to 10th October 2011

Lochaber High School

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is pleased to welcome Maria MacInnes to the team as the new Fèis Development Officer based in Lochaber.

Maria is from Stoneybridge in South Uist and has been surrounded by Fèisean from a young age having attended and taught at Fèis Tìr a' Mhurain.  She has a passion for traditional music and the Gaelic language. 

Maria recently graduated from the University of Strathclyde, having studied Chemical Engineering for four years.

There are four Fèisean in the Lochaber area and Maria will be the lead officer within Fèisean nan Gàidheal supporting them, as well as a number of Fèisean outwith the area.

One of Maria's first projects is Fèis nan Deugairean - a Teenage Fèis - which will take place in Lochaber High School from 8 to 10 October 2011.  This is a joint project between all the Lochaber Fèisean and is exclusively for teenagers in the Lochaber area who want to develop their musical abilities. 

Classes will be offered in accordion, clàrsach, fiddle, guitar, keyboard, pipes, song, using a PA system, media equipment and groupwork.  An impressive array of local musicians will be tutoring this year including Finlay Wells, Ingrid Henderson, Angus Binnie and Sìleas Sinclair.

Transport will be available for participants from Acharacle and Mallaig.
For more information, contact Maria MacInnes on 01397 704132 or wlmailhtml:maria@feisean.org.

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