Vietnam Collaboration

With support from the British Council and Creative Scotland, Fèis Rois collaborated with Glasgow International Jazz Festival to bring Vietnamese and Scottish musicians together for a residency in the Highlands in June 2024, including three incredible concerts in Resolis, Ullapool and Glasgow.

In October 2023, Fèis Rois Chief Executive, Fiona Dalgetty, and Jill Roger, Director of Glasgow International Jazz Festival were part of a British Council delegation visiting Vietnam with the purpose of building connections and exploring the potential for exchange and collaboration beyond the focus of the 2023 British Council UK – Vietnam season.

Fiona and Jill met many inspirational musicians, artists, and creative facilitators, and they worked together to develop an opportunity to bring Scottish and Vietnamese folk and jazz musicians together to share music and ideas in the Highlands before performing at venues in the Black Isle, Ullapool, and Glasgow.

Maryburgh musician, Ali Levack, winner of 2020 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and a former Fèis Rois participant, joined percussionist Tom Bancroft and saxophonist, Sue McKenzie during the residency which also welcomed Vietnamese band, Đàn Đó, and saxophonist Quyền Thiện Đắc.

You can watch a clip from STV News below.

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