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Fèis Rois na h-Òigridh 2023: 3rd – 7th April 2023. Put the dates in your diary and we will publish more information soon!

Fèis Rois na h-Òigridh is a fun five-day residential event for young people who are in P4 – S1. Taking place in the first week of the Easter holidays, you can choose three different classes from a huge list, including various musical instruments, Gaelic song, drama and art.

Everyone takes part in Gaelic language activities each morning, including the whole Fèis song. Every year, we choose a different Gaelic song for everyone to learn together – this is the finale of the participants’ concert. You have two hours of your first choice class, and one hour of your second and third choice classes each day.

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. Young people are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines. Our staff are all members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland.

We are committed to making traditional music accessible to all to eliminate barriers for participation. If you would like to talk in confidence about support for learners with disabilities or specific access requirements for your child, please contact Fiona or let us know in the booking form.

I have been 3 times and it gets better every time!

2019 participant

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It’s an amazing experience and I absolutely love it!

2019 participant

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The music tuition is based in Ullapool High School and the residential accommodation will be in various bed and breakfasts in Ullapool.

We offer classes at the following levels:

  • CB (complete beginner) – never played before.
  • IB (Improving beginner) – you will have been playing for at least 6 months and be comfortable playing simple tunes.
  • IB-LI (Improving Beginner to Lower Intermediate) – you have been playing for around 6-18 months / you have already learnt a few tunes/songs/chords and want to improve on your technique and repertoire.
  • UI-A (Upper Intermediate – Advanced) – Open to Intermediate and Advanced players. Confident in playing tunes up to speed, introducing grace notes, etc.

In addition to daily tuition from 9.30am – 4pm, there is a packed programme of fun evening activities, including sessions, a concert from your tutors, a ceilidh and a finale concert in the Macphail Centre when you can show off what you have learned throughout the week to friends and family.

We also provide lots of different lunchtime activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and, of course, music sessions!

Come back soon for more info for 2023!

Residential: £350
Includes all accommodation, meals, 20 hours of professional tuition and five nights of evening activities.

Second child residential: £300
As above for additional child(ren) from the same family.

Non-residential: £200
Tuition, lunch and access to all evening activities.

If you wish to pay in instalments please make your booking, choose pay by cheque, and then contact fios@feisrois.org to discuss a payment schedule.

Fèis Rois is fortunate to secure public funding to support our events. The real cost of each place is £500.

For families on low incomes, assistance with the cost of a child/children attending Fèis Rois courses may be available from the Highland Children’s Trust.

If you would like to chat in confidence about seeking financial assistance please contact Fiona.

Come back soon for more info for 2023!

This year we are running bookings through Eventbrite. Eventbrite is a reliable and secure platform but it might be a little different from what you are used to, so please take your time to read through this info and the FAQ below.

Booking tips & FAQs

Please note that we recommend booking on a computer if possible.

To book, you start by choosing your First Choice class. Eventbrite shows these tickets as £350, which includes all workshops, evening activities, meals, etc and NOT only this one workshop.

Please be aware that you still need to add Second Choice and Third Choice at the bottom of the booking screen (under First Choice) – Eventbrite does allow you to complete the booking without adding them so please double-check and make sure to add them!

Non-Residential Bookings: For a Non-Residential place, add the promo code, NONRES, and you will be charged the Non-Res fee of £200. Please note that promo codes are added on the same page as the First Choice classes and not during payment. You will find “Enter promo code” at the top of the screen.

For the Second Child Discount, please add the promo code, SECOND.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I forgot to add the Second Choice or Third Choice, what do I do?

A: Please email fios@feisrois.org and we will be able to book you on manually.

Q: I forgot to add the Second Child or Non-Residential Promo Code and I accidentally paid full price. Can I get a refund?

A: Yes. Please email fios@feisrois.org and explain what has happened and we can issue a refund. The payment will be handled by Eventbrite so please allow some time for the refund to appear in your account.

Q: Do I need to book evening activities?

A: No, your child will be able to sign-up for Wednesday evening activities on arrival in Ullapool.

Q: I have made a mistake and booked the wrong class! What do I do now?

A: Not to worry, if you made a mistake we can easily change your booking even after you have registered. Please email fios@feisrois.org as soon as you can and we will be able to help. Please note that some classes do fill up so the sooner you let us know, the better.

If you have any other questions, please contact fios@feisrois.org.