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Luchd-teagaisg Fèis Rois Òigridh 2011

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Donal Brown Donal Brown
Donal hails from Huntly and is a 2002 graduate of the BA Scottish Music Course at the RSAMD. Donal has been heavily involved in the traditional music scene in Scotland from an early age. He grew up Highland Dancing and later went on to play pipes for some of Scotland’s top Highland Dancers at international competitions and festivals. His involvement in Scottish music and dance has enabled him to perform with many of Scotland’s most entertaining professional groups including: Breabach, The Unusual Suspects, Dannsa, The Battlefield Band, James Graham and The Scottish Stepdance Company. A former step dance tutor at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Donal enjoys teaching traditional Scottish stepdancing and his talents are widely regarded.
 
Rachael Duff 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.
 
Steve Fivey Steve Fivey
Steve is originally from Denny near Falkirk and started playing snare drum in The Denny & Dunipace Pipe Band aged 12. He went on to start playing drum kit at 16 and studied percussion at the esteemed Jewel & Esk Valley College in Edinburgh. Since then he has played throughout Scotland with various bands and for a number of famous folk – including Prince Charles and at Billy Connolly’s birthday party! He has developed a reputation as an excellent tutor and as well as teaching at previous Fèisean he has also taught at the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and at the Merlin Academy of Traditional Music.
 
Gillian Frame Gillian Frame
Gillian Frame is a fiddle player and singer from the Isle of Arran with a passion for performing and teaching. She was the inaugural winner of the Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year Award and a founding member of the band Back of the Moon. She graduated in 2002 from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with BA (Hons) Scottish Music. As a performer Gillian has worked with acts such as The Unusual Suspects, Deaf Shepherd, Breabach and is currently a member of Findlay Napier and the Barroom Mountaineers. Gillian is skilled and experienced teacher. She is currently a peripatetic teacher for North Ayrshire Council and, previously, she taught weekly lessons in Lomond School, Helensburgh for 10+ years. The list of other freelance work is extensive including working for the RCS, Celtic Connections, most traditional music organisations in Scotland and numerous festivals and music camps in North America and Europe.
 
Kathleen Graham Kathleen Graham
Kathleen was brought up on the beautiful Isle Of Skye on the North West Coast of Scotland immersed in her native Gaelic culture. From gigging with her mother, playing at local Ceilidhs, the family band and the local Feis an Earraich, she went on to further her musical interests and gained a BA Hons in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2003.
 
Mhairi Hall Mhairi Hall
Tha Mhairi dìreach air a’ chiad chlàr aice fhèin a thoirt a-mach. Rugadh agus thogadh i anns an Aghaidh Mhòr agus tha i air a bhith an sàs ann am Fèis Spè bho bha i òg.
 
Lauren MacColl Lauren MacColl
Chaidh Lauren gu Fèis Rois mar chom-pàirtiche nuair a bha i òg. Tha i air iomadh duais a bhuannachadh, nam measg cluicheadair-ionnstramaid na bliadhna aig Duaisean Ciùil Thraidiseanta Radio 2 2009.
 
Bob Massie Bob Massie
One of the best-kent faces on the traditional music scene in the Highlands, Fortrose-based Bob Massie has been playing and teaching banjo, guitar and mandolin for more years than he cares to admit. He has played in various popular cèilidh bands in the north, such as the Lochinver Cèilidh Band, the Kerry Blues and Oldshoremore, alongside daughter Anna. For the past ten years he has played with the Scone Fairies. He also hosts a regular weekly session in Hootananny’s, and is a keen composer.
 
Linda McCann Linda McCann
Fhuair Linda trèanadh aig Sgoil-ealain Gray’s ann an Obar Dheathain. Tha i air cliù a choisinn airson nan ìomhaighean plasticine aice.
 
Magaidh  NicDhòmhnaill Magaidh NicDhòmhnaill
‘S ann de Chaimbeulaich a’ Ghrìob san Eilean Sgitheanach a tha Magaidh, aon de na teaghlaichean as ainmeile ann an saoghal a’ chiùil Ghàidhlig.
 
John Somerville John Somerville
Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, John is one of a new breed of exciting and dynamic accordion players to recently emerge from the vibrant Scottish music scene. He has constantly been refining his unique style of accordion playing, performing and writing for a whole host of bands and artists.He started off as a founding member of electro-folk pioneering group Croft No. Five, with whom he toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe. He can be heard with Treacherous Orchestra, Halcyon, Cask Strength Ceilidh Band, and Feis Rois (Voyage of the Hector).
 
Calum Stiùbhart Calum Stiùbhart
Dh’ionnsaich Calum an fhìdeag ‘s e a’ fàs suas ann am Moireibh. Thòisich e a’ cluich na duiseil fhiodha aig Fèis ann an Ullapul.
 
Matheu Watson Matheu Watson
Chaidh Matheu gu Fèis Rois mar chom-pàirtiche nuair a bha e fhèin òg, agus tha liut aige air iomadh ionnstramaid. Bidh Matheu gu tric ag obair còmhla ri iomadh neach-ciùil, nam measg Fred Moireasdan, Salsa Celtica, Ross Ainslie agus Jarlath Henderson.
 
Aileen Wilson Aileen Wilson
Thòisich Aileen a’ dèanamh dannsa Gàidhealach nuair a bha i 5 bliadhna dh’aois, agus tha i air a bhith ga theagasg bho bha i na deugair. Tha i air danns air feadh na Roinn Eòrpa, agus tha i a-nise a’ ruith sgoiltean danns ann an Inbhir Pheofharain agus Loch Carrann. Bidh i a’ teagasg gu tric airson Fèis Rois.
 
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