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I just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for all your work to make the Fèis the magic that is. It remains my favourite weekend of the year after my eighth attendance!
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Luchd-teagaisg Fèis Rois Òigridh 2017

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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.
 
Debbie NicAoidh Debbie NicAoidh
Tha Debbie air a bhith ag obair mar neach-teagaisg dràma aig Taigh-cluiche Eden Court airson 3 bliadhna.
 
Barry Reid Barry Reid
A highly talented and experienced guitarist, both on electric and acoustic guitars, with years of gigging experience at festivals and venues all over the UK, Europe and the US. The list of bands include The ‘Treacherous Orchestra’, new electronic music band ‘Halcyon’, Lauren MacColl’s ‘The MacCollective’ and Scottish folk fusion group ‘Croft No. Five’. As well as his band performances, Barry works on his solo music career under the name of ‘Spad’ and mixes organic/electronic textures and beats with Scottish instruments and vocals, to create his own new musical style that is already becoming very popular. As well as being a performing musician, Barry also spends much of his time as a recording engineer and producer and has recorded many albums with the top musicians of the Scottish music scene.
 
Kim  Richards Kim Richards
Kim Richards is a visual artist and musician from Ullapool. She was a pupil at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton and whilst there she immersed herself in music with tuition on whistles, piano and singing. After completing a BA in Visual Communication and her Educational Diploma in Glasgow, Kim worked as an art teacher in both secondary and primary schools in the central belt. Now, having returned to the Highlands, Kim delivers music education in a number of schools as part of the YMI programme and continues to teach art as well as producing her own beautiful illustrations. She hopes to release an EP of her songs next year.
 
Sally Simpson Sally Simpson
Sally Simpson, a fiddle player from Edinburgh, graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a past student of the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music and Sweden’s Royal Music College, Stockholm. She is passionate about playing and teaching Scottish folk music traditions, as well as developing her knowledge of Swedish folk music and has a number of interesting collaborative projects with various musicians and other art forms.
 
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).
 
Fraya Thomsen Fraya Thomsen
Fraya is recognized as one of Scotland’s most promising young clarsach players. Introduced to Scottish Gaelic music through Fèis Rois, Fraya went on to learn clarsach with Corrina Hewat at Balnain House. Fraya later gained an honours degree in Scottish Music at the RSAMD, where she formed a duo with Scots singer/cellist Fiona Hunter, performing at Celtic Connections, and performing/teaching at the Celtic Colours festival. She is now one half of The Duplets, with harpist/singer Gillian Fleetwood. Fraya also gains much enjoyment from the teaching element of her career, as she is passionate about encouraging people and sharing music. She teaches clarsach at Gordonstoun, and has taught in schools as part of the government's Youth Music Initiative. She is also gaining recognition as a composer.
 
Mike Vass Mike Vass
‘S ann à Inbhir Narann a tha Mike bho thùs, agus bidh e daonnan a’ còrdadh ris na com-pàirtichean. Bhuannaich Mike co-fharpais eadar-nàiseanta Nìll Ghobha airson sgrìobhadh phort.
 
Laura Wilkie Laura Wilkie
Laura is a fiddle player, writer and tutor from Easter Ross-shire. She has an individual sound and style of playing, drawing influence from her roots in Highland Scottish music as well as her love of other music traditions and styles from across the world. Laura graduated with BA (Hons) degree in Applied Music from Strathclyde University in Glasgow and since then has worked with, written and toured with many acts, such as; Fat-suit, Salsa Celtica, Siobhan Miller, Claire Hastings, Rachel Sermanni, Ian Carr, Ross Ainslie, Mikey Owers - "Questioio" Alana Henderson. Based in Glasgow, Laura plays with many other Glasgow-based musicians, function bands and ceilidh bands. Her love of teaching is exemplified in the work she does with "The Gordon Duncan Experience"; at many Feisean across Scotland, Workshops and string tuition in schools and one-to-one private teaching.
 
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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