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Fèisean nan Gàidheal - National Association of Gaelic Arts Youth Tuition Festivals

Fèisean have existed in Gaelic Scotland since 1981, when a group of people on the Isle of Barra organised a tuition festival aimed at reversing the decline of traditional Gaelic music, song and dance arts.

Today, 31 Fèisean are members of Fèisean nan Gàidheal, including groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The movement is community-based and has received support from both the Scottish Arts Council and Highland Council. It offers grant-aid, training programmes, insurance and many other services to its members, including a regular newsletter entitled Faileas.

In 1998/99 3,500 young people took part in the Fèisean, with 132 tutors employed to teach them. The communities themselves raised about half the costs.

Location: Glasgow City

Suitable for age : Any

Contacts

Name: Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Address:
Meall House
Portree
Isle of Skye
Scotland
IV51 9BZ

Tel:
01478 613 355

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