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In my view, community development principles of participation and ownership underpin the (Fèis) movement. In the eighties we wanted more jobs in the Highlands to encourage people who belonged there to stay, or return after being away for further or higher education. Fèis Rois has achieved that, bringing back the energy and enthusiasm the area so badly needs.
Kate Martin, Co-founder of Fèis Rois
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Meet the Team

Chief Executive

Fiona Dalgetty (on maternity leave)
Fiona is a former Fèis Rois participant who returned home to Ross-Shire to take up the post as Chief Executive of Fèis Rois in April 2009. Fiona graduated MA (Hons) Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh before going onto build a career in the arts in Scotland. She has worked for a number of traditional music organisations, including the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin, Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop and the Scots Music Group. She has experience of the formal education sector through her time spent working as a Cultural Co-ordinator for the City of Edinburgh Council. Fiona has been a specialist advisor (music) to Creative Scotland and a member of the Scottish Government’s Traditional Arts Working Group. She is former Chair of the Traditional Music Forum. When she is not busy writing funding applications and organising events, Fiona enjoys playing with her band, Highland Ceilidh.

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Acting Chief Executive

Alison Lewis

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Office Manager

Marion MacKay
Marion is responsible for the day-to-day finances of the company. After several years working with the local enterprise company as a tourism training advisor, Marion undertook varied self-employed consultancy commissions including working with her local community as Community Economic Development Adviser. Additionally, she assisted small organisations throughout Ross-shire with budget and business planning. Marion has completed both a Certificate in Management and a Diploma in Small Business Financial Management.

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Formal Education Portfolio Manager

Rachael Duff
Rachael was brought up playing traditional music and spent many years attending the Gordon Gaitherin in Aberdeenshire. After completing a BA in Theatre and Media Drama in Wales she went on to do an apprenticeship in youth work and tutored drama at the Gordon Gaitherin. Prior to taking up post at Fèis Rois in September 2010 Rachael worked for Firefly Arts as Artistic Director. Rachael has also tutored at the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and loves the theatre and music.

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Paul Murray
Paul is passionate about folk music and ploughs this passion into making music, organising events and writing websites. He wrote his first websites in the early 2000s for Penicuik Folk Club and the Edinburgh University Folk Society. Since then he has taken on the websites of the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin, Tinto Summer School and, of course Fèis Rois. He has developed his own own-line shop and admin system which has revolutionised the administration of all the organisations he works with. In addition to being a webmaster, Paul is a trainee Chemistry teacher and Ceilidh Band caller and fiddler. In his spare time, Paul likes listening to the Rolling Stones and wearing really bad clothes.

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Fèis Rois is a company limited by guarantee, registered number SC123137, recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity number SC017647. Web Development - Paul Murray | Design - Lucy Kendra | Photographs - Derek Prescott | Video – Chris Smith
© Fèis Rois 2010
Creative Scotland Highlands and Islands Enterprise Highland Council Fisean nan Gidheal
Scots Trad Music Awards Winner Highland Youth Music Forum Traditional Music Forum
Time to Shine Highland Youth Arts Hub Creative Ullapool