Scottish music heads South

Feis Rois, provides opportunities for people of all ages to participate in traditional music, song and dance.
Feis Rois, provides opportunities for people of all ages to participate in traditional music, song and dance.

Fèis Rois is gearing up for another year of its renowned Ceilidh Trail.

The project, which employs 15 outstanding young musicians across three tours, brings high quality traditional music performances to communities during the peak tourist season in July and August.

Taking place from July 16 to August 11, the Ceilidh Trail provides the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings.

And this year, for the first time, the Ceilidh Trail will be playing in Northumberland.

It will come to Norham Church on Friday, July 20, starting at 7pm.

Admission costs £7 for adults (accompanied under 16s go free of charge), and there will be refreshments available.

Based in Ross-Shire, Fèis Rois is one of Scotland’s leading traditional arts organisations, providing opportunities for people of all ages to participate in Scottish traditional music, song and dance.

More than 3,000 people take part in Fèis Rois projects every year, with audiences of more than 10,000 people attending performances across the country, from Aberfeldy to Achiltibuie, and from Edderton to Edinburgh.

The Ceilidh Trail gives young musicians the chance to gain work experience as touring artists.

Participants begin the project with an intensive training week in Cromarty, where they hone their skills in stagecraft, dance calling and setting up their own live sound system. The workshops will prepare them for the diverse nature of their engagements.

Each of the groups will take part in some of Scotland’s top festivals.

For more information visit https://www.feisrois.org/