Fèis Obar Dheathain is looking forward to its first main fèis in several years, which is due to be held in the city this month.
The last fèis, which offers tuition in music, song and drama to children and young people around Aberdeen, was held more than eight years ago. A new committee – made up of volunteers – was set-up in January 2016 to re-establish the festival and has already held two workshops in the past twelve months.
Fèis organiser Anne Thirkell said that one of the most important elements of the fèis is that it gives children a chance to hear and speak Gaelic outside the classroom, while also giving children with little or no Gaelic the opportunity to engage in the language in a relaxed setting.
The fèis, on February 11 to 13, will offer three days packed full of music tuition, song and drama for children and young people aged 3-18. Older participants (aged 8-18) will receive tuition in a range of choices from whistle to step-dancing, delivered by top-class tutors. As well as that, the Fèis Bheag (Wee Fèis) for children aged 5-7 and the Fèis Bheag Bhìodhach (Tiny Fèis) for 3-5 year olds will offer songs, games and taster music sessions for younger children. All events will take place at Cults Academy.
The fèis is open to all children and young adults, irrespective of their Gaelic language and musical ability.
Please contact email@example.com for more information on the range of choices on offer and to receive booking forms.