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Just a quick email to say a very big thank you to you and all the Fèis Rois team for an absolutely brilliant Fèis weekend. I had such a great time, and now, back to earth but with a head overflowing with music!! Looking forward to next year already!
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ASN partnership projects 2010 - 2011

Participants at a Fèis Rois eventFèis Rois is an inclusive organisation and, wherever possible, we support young people to participate in our regular programme of activities.

However, there are some cases where young people, for a variety of reasons, are not able to take part in a regular Fèis class or residential course. For this reason, we have developed bespoke programmes of traditional music-making for young people with often complex additional needs.

Fèis Rois is currently working in partnership with Live Music Now to deliver an exciting new project for the three special schools in Highland. Pupils at St Clement’s, St Duthus and Drummond Schools will have the opportunity to attend specially designed Fèis days where they can participate in music, song and movement workshops led by some of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians. All of the musicians on the programme have had specialist training in working with young people with additional needs. These Fèis days take place once a term and 6 pupils from each school can attend. In addition to being a new learning experience, this is an important social opportunity for these young people. Follow-on work is offered in school.

Drummer at a Fèis Rois eventFèis Rois enjoyed working with our neighbours at St Clement’s School here in Dingwall throughout 2010. We commissioned pianist and composer, James Ross, to write a new work that was then performed by Fèis tutors, participants and the pupils of St Clement’s School at a very special concert in Strathpeffer in June 2010. The project was in partnership with Drake Music Scotland who trained James and the other Fèis musicians involved in the project to use music technology to enable young people with additional needs to participate in music-making. You can find out more about this project by downloading the project case study cards. We are looking forward to taking this performance to Celtic Connections in January 2011!

Fèis Rois is looking forward to continuing our partnership with Drake Music Scotland in 2011 when we will work on a very special project with the pupils of St Duthus School in Tain. We have commissioned former Fèis Rois participant and MG Alba 2009 Composer of the Year, Mairearad Green to write a new piece of music to be performed by traditional musicians and the pupils of St Duthus School.

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