Festival gears up for action

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Fèis nan Garbh Chrìochan (FnGC) is gearing up for another annual summer school and there are still a few places left.

This popular week of tuition in traditional music and other Gaelic arts activities has been the highlight of many youngsters’ summer holidays for more than 25 years.

Held in Acharacle, it is one of more than 40 fèisean held throughout Scotland each year. Participants can attend daily or reside for the week.

Activities start on Monday morning, July 15, with registration and class assignments. They then find the location of the first of two lessons each day they will have in their first choice subject. That is more than 14 hours’ tuition in a week, so it is not surprising they make so much progress between Monday and Friday.

Evenings feature fun activities, lunches are provided by Adrshealach Lodge and there’s ample opportunity to chat and jam.

The tutors’ concert on Wednesday evening and family ceilidh on Thursday evening are both popular with residents and visitors.

The week culminates with a Friday afternoon concert giving pupils the chance to demonstrate what they have been learning.

Some of the best music tutors and professional musicians travel from near and far to share their knowledge and experience.

A Friday night dance in Shielbridge Hall with Robert Nairn and Friends is another annual highlight for the community.

For more information, contact feisngc@outlook.com or find it on Facebook.


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