Fèis Spè Tutors Concert

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tickets £10, concessions £8, Fèis kids go free, Raffle

Aviemore Community Centre

Muirton, PH22 1SF Aviemore

An evening with some of the country's most talented Trad musicians. We're very lucky at Fèis Spè to attract some great musical talent to the area to spend a week teaching and inspiring our Fèis Spè participants. Everyone is welcome at this evening of top quality entertainment! £10 / £8 concession - Fèis Spè participants go FREE! Includes refreshments. Pay at the door.

Appearing are:
Amy Henderson - Accordion
Sophie Stevenson - Step dance
Sharon Hassan - Fiddle
Ilona Kennedy - Fiddle
Jessica Bates - Guitar
Hamish Napier - Piano
Steven Blake - Whistle/Pipes
Dave Martin - Percussion
Calum Beange - Guitar
Angus Binnie - Whistle/Pipes
Gillian Fleetwood - Clarsach

Fàilte gu Fèis Spè week 2019

Fèis Spè will take place in Aviemore Primary School and Community Centre from Monday 14th to Friday 18th October. All classes and additional events will take place at the venue. During the week you will have a chance to hear both tutors and participants perform as we have a Tutors' Concert on the Tuesday evening, a participants' ceilidh on Wednesday afternoon and a participants' concert on Friday from 2pm.

Below is some more information about the week and a link to the booking form. The deadline for booking is Thursday 10th October. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 

Participants have the opportunity to try out or improve their skills in a number of musical instruments, song and dance disciplines as well as improving their Gaelic language skills. This event normally attracts around sixty-five participants in the 8-18 age group, but we welcome more and around twenty under 8’s (P1-P3) in their own programme of activities, known as Fèis Bheag. Approximately fifteen tutors (see https://www.feisspe.org/our-tutors for more information) and supervisors are employed for the week, assisted by a number of volunteers. Each day in the main Fèis get the opportunity to play their chosen instruments, children participating in the Fèis Bheag will get the chance to participate in music, games, song, art and dancing. 

**Please note places in the Fèis Bheag will be limited to 20.

Clàr-ama na seachdain | Week's timetable

Tuition will take place every day between 10.30am and 4pm. Registration will be at 10.15 each day apart from Monday when participants can register from 10am onwards.

On Friday, the children will take part in a participants concert. All parents and families are warmly welcome to join us at the School at 2pm. All Fèis participants will have the chance to perform what they've learned during the week. Entry to this event is by donation.

Every-day, children should bring with them: 

  • Indoor shoes

  • A packed lunch and a water bottle (No nuts please due to allergies), a drink and snack will be provided at break times.

  • Their instrument (if they have their own) should be clearly labelled.

  • Sports kit

  • Waterproof jacket (children will be allowed to play outside at lunch-time).

Cuideachadh | Help

Fèis Spè is run by a committee of volunteers and we are grateful for any help you can offer during the Fèis week. This can be anything from supervising participants when they’re not in their classes, general help each day, tidying up at the end of the concerts. We're grateful for ANY help we receive. Please let us know if you can lend a hand. 

Prìsean | Cost 

£100 per person

Fèis Spè operates a bursary scheme to offer financial support to children and young people who may not otherwise be in a position to attend the Fèis.

For more information please contact our Chairperson Elspeth Blackshaw - feisspe@feisean.org

Payments are made via PayPal or debit/ credit card when submitting your form. 

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Charity Number: SC130071