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One-Off Courses

As well as our regular weekly and residential classes, we run occasional masterclasses with teachers from all over Scotland. Some of our previous masterclasses have included Fiddle Masterclasses with Duncan Chisholm and other opportunities to learn from top-class musicians.

A’ tionndadh gu deiseal

Fèis Rois is inviting young Highland musicians to apply for an exciting opportunity to receive one-to-one lessons at masterclass level.

With thanks to a generous donation from Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley, three young people will be given 4 x 1 hour lessons each with the tutor of their choice.

To apply you must be aged 8-25, living in the Highland Council area and playing your instrument or singing to an intermediate or advanced standard.
English and Gaelic speaking young musicians can apply, but priority will be given to Gaelic speakers who choose to have tuition through the medium of Gaelic with a Gaelic speaking professional.

The lessons will take place online in February and March 2021.

To apply for this amazing opportunity, email fiona.dalgetty@feisrois.org stating:

  • Why you would like to be considered for this opportunity and how you feel it will help you develop musically.
  • Who your tutor of choice would be for these lessons and why. Perhaps you had a tutor at a residential feis who really inspired you, or maybe there is someone whose music you particularly admire after listening to their albums or seeing them in concert? You should not choose either Julie Fowlis or Éamon Doorley.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 11 January 2021.

Caithream na Cruinne

Please note: Applications for this project have now closed.

Are you of secondary school age? Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Perhaps you are a keen writer or musician? Then read on!

This new project is a collaboration between Fèis Rois and Nature Scot. We are inviting four young people to each write a new Gaelic song inspired by contemporary environmental themes and the nature around you. These songs might be celebratory or inspirational, or you may choose to focus on challenges and issues of concern.

To help you write your song, you will receive 10 hours of one-to-one mentoring from one of two outstanding musicians working with us on this project – Mary Ann Kennedy and Ewen Henderson. You will also have the opportunity to professionally record your finished song.


Monday 23rd November
Closing date for applications

Friday 27th November
All applicants notified about whether or not they have secured a place on the project

Week commencing 30th November
Introductory meeting online with the four project participants and two mentors

December 2020 to February 2021
Individual mentoring sessions take place at times agreed between individual participants and their mentor

February 2021 (during the school break)
All participants record their completed songs