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Senior Fèis

Senior Fèis for pupils in S1 to S6: Monday 17th to Friday 21st October 2022

We are delighted that Fèis Rois nan Deugairean will go ahead in October this year. Bookings are now open.

Fèis Rois nan Deugairean is a fun five-day residential event for young people who are in S1 – S6. Taking place in the October holidays, you can choose three different classes from a huge list, including various musical instruments and Gaelic song for beginners and more experienced young people.

Young people take part in two hours of your first choice class, and one hour of your second and third choice classes each day; as well as lots of fun evening activities. We also offer hire instruments free of charge.

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 and 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.

It was fun and I loved the musical experience.

2017 participant

Residential places: £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.

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 Dalgetty.

Paying in instalments

It is possible to pay for places in instalments by setting up a monthly payment plan.

For example, if you are booking one child’s residential place (£350) and would like to pay from September until March, there would be a monthly cost of £50. If you would like to start instalments in October, there would be an initial upfront cost of £100 followed by a £50 cost per month until March. All places must be fully paid for by March 2023.

If you wish to pay in instalments please contact Lorraine.aburrow@feisrois.org to discuss a payment schedule.

As always we have a great line-up of tutors for this year’s Senior Fèis! Below you will find a list of the tutors and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class choices for this year.

Tutor1st Choice2nd Choice3rd Choice
Eddie SeamanPipes (Already playing)Chanter (CB)Chanter (IB)
Sharon HassanFiddle (Intermediate)Fiddle (CB)Beginning to Play Together
Chloë Bryce Fiddle (CB)Gaelic Song (Fluent)Beginning to Play Together
Sally SimpsonFiddle (A)Groupwork (A)
NOTE: if you select Groupwork Advanced, please note you MUST select this for both options 2 &3.
Groupwork (A) continued
Catriona HawksworthKeyboard (I+)Groupwork (A)Groupwork (A)
Barry ReidGuitar (I+)Guitar (CB)Guitar (IB)
Mairearad GreenAccordion (I+)Accordion (IB)Accordion (CB)
James Duncan MackenzieTin Whistle (I+)Trad Flute (For those who already play whistle and/or classical flute)Tune Writing
Katie MackenzieGaelic Song (Open to all)Clarsach (CB)Clarsach IB+
  • A – Advanced
  • I+ – Intermediate and above
  • IB – Improving beginner
  • CB – Complete or recent beginner
  • Trad flute class – flutes can be provided

Daily timetable

  • 09:30 -10:00 Warm up / whole Fèis Song
  • 10:00 – 11:00 First choice class
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Back to first choice class
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Second choice class
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Break
  • 14:45 – 15:45: Third choice class