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Fisean nan Gaidheal - Fis Cilidh Trails

Fèisean nan Gaidheal - Fèis Cèilidh Trails

Bha a' chiad Cèilidh air Chuairt air a stèidheachadh le Fèis Rois ann an 1999 airson taic a thoirt do luchd-ciùil òga na sgilean cluiche aca a leasachadh agus airson prògram de cheòl traidiseanta, beòthail a chruthachadh air a' Ghaidhealtachd. 'S e inneal sònraichte a tha seo a' toirt cothrom do dheugairean trèanadh fhaighinn ann an cuid de na sgilean a fheumadh a bhith aca airson beò-shlàint a dhèanamh ann an ceòl traidiseanta no ann an gnìomhachas a' chiùil.

Gabhaibh an cothrom cuid de na seinneadairean agus luchd-ciùil òga as fheàrr bho na Fèisean a chluinntinn air slighean nan cèilidhean.

The first Cèilidh Trail project, established by Fèis Rois in 1999, was designed to help teenage musicians develop their performance skills and to create a vibrant traditional music entertainment programme in the Highlands.

Over the years, the project has been replicated in other areas and has proved to be an overwhelming success.

Make sure you take the opportunity to see and hear some of the best young singers and musicians from Fèisean across Scotland in the Cèilidh Trails.

Feis Latharna Argyll Ceilidh Trail 2014 dates below:

Mon 21st July 2014 - Three Villages Community Hall, Arrochar - Ceilidh Dance 7.30pm
Tue 22nd July 2014 - Village Hall, Isle of Iona - Ceilidh Dance 7.30pm
Wed 23rd July - Argyllshire Gathering Hall, Oban - Licensed Ceilidh Dance 7.30pm
Thur 24th July 2014 - The George Hotel, Inveraray - Session 9.30pm
Fri 25th July 2014 - Cullipool Hall, Isle of Luing - Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Sat 26th July 2014 - Tayvallich Hall, Tayvallich - Licenced Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Mon 28th July 2014 - Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Green - Session Tent
Wed 30th July 2014 - The George Hotel, Inveraray - Session 9.30pm
Thur 31st July 2014 - Gigha Hall, Isle of Gigha - Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Fri 1st August 2014 - Lochranza & Catacol Village Hall, Isle of Arran - Licenced Ceilidh Dance 7.30
Sat 2nd August 2014 - Carradale Village Hall, Carradale -Licenced Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Sun 3rd August 2014 - Lochgilphead Parish Hall, Lochgilphead - Concert 2.00pm
Wed 6th August 2014 - Port Charlotte Hotel, Isle of Islay - Session 7.30pm
Thur 7th August 2014 - Port Charlotte Hotel, Isle of Islay - Session 7.30pm
Fri 8th August 2014 - Argyllshire Gathering Hall, Oban - Licences Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Sat 9th August 2014 - Dalmally Village Hall - Licenced Ceilidh Dance 8.00pm
Thursday 14th August 2014 - Taynuilt Village Hall -Taynuilt Ceilidh 7.30pm
Sunday 31st August 2014 - Cowal Gathering, Dunoon - Session Tent

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles Upcoming August Gigs.

They hit the road with the new line up for a few shows in Scotland.

Corran Halls, Oban - 18th August 2014
An Tobar, Tobermory - 19th August 2014
Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye - 20th August 2014
Eastgate Theatre And Arts Centre, Peebles 21st August 2014
Brunton Theatre - Musselburgh 22nd August 2014
Tolbooth, Stirling - 23rd August 2014
Nevis Centre, Fort William - 24th August 2014
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, 25th August 2014
Ardross Community Hall, Ardross 26th August 2014
Universal Hall, Findhorn - 27th August 2014
The Gardyne Theatre, Dundee - 28th August 2014
Birnam Arts And Conference Centre, Birnam - 29th August 2014
Oran Mor, Glasgow - 30th August 2014
Trad on the Tyne Festival, Haddington - 31st August 2014

Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far, Far From Ypres - The Stage Production

Far Far From Ypres was originally conceived as a celebration of World War One songs and poems, mainly Scottish, for a double album on Greentrax Recordings. It evolved into a stage production at the 2012 and 2014 Celtic Connections Festivals where it was described by the Festival Director, Donald Shaw, as "brilliant".

The show will be presented again in 2014 at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh at 8pm on Sunday 17th August and at Perth Concert Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th August.

The show features the large screen projection of relevant images throughout the evening enhancing greatly the audience's understanding of the story unfolding before them. The format of the evening takes the form of two fifty minute halves with an interval. It has a cast of 26 folk singing stars, who remain on stage throughout the performance, singing the "trench", "marching" and Music Hall songs of the time. From that chorus, groups and soloists come to the middle of the stage and perform songs, both contemporary and traditional, about the Great War.

The narrator, Iain Anderson, brilliantly links the songs with stories about the hero of the show, Jimmy MacDonald, who was born in "any village in Scotland". It tells of Jimmy's recruitment and training then follows his journey to the Somme and back to Scotland. It would not be a Scottish tragedy without laughter, so there are also stories of humour and joy that take this production well away from the path of unremitting gloom.

Written and directed by Ian McCalman, this production features 26 folk stars, which has included Dick Gaughan, Iain Anderson, Barbara Dickson, Sangsters, Ian Bruce, Siobhan Miller, Ian McCalman, Stevie Palmer, Stephen Quigg, Ragged Glory, Sineag MacIntyre, Soopna, Donald Hay, Drew Talbot, Dennis Wilson, Brian Miller, Tom Ward and a host of others.