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Fèis Rois nan Deugairean

The next Senior Fèis takes place in Ullapool from Monday 20th - Friday 24th October 2014.

Tòrr fhìdhleanBeginners are very welcome at all of our events, and those who already play an instrument or sing will also find the experience very rewarding. We aim to cater for all abilities, right up to accomplished musicians and singers. You don’t need to be able to read music and you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of traditional music to enjoy a Fèis. Workshops are taught by ear with participants learning tunes and songs a phrase at a time. Tutors will give you the sheet music to take home.

Fèis Rois events are fun and friendly. We want to help you improve your playing, grow in confidence and learn more about the Gaelic language and culture.

All of our tutors are experienced, professional musicians, skilled in working with young people. We also have a pool of supervisors and volunteers who help our events run smoothly. Children are supervised at all times and we work in accordance with Child Protection and Health & Safety Guidelines. Our contracted staff and volunteers have all completed Disclosure Scotland applications. If you would like to see copies of our policies or know more about volunteering please contact us.

The Fèis Rois Autumn Residential is one of the major highlights of the S1-S6 calendar.  Participants from all over Ross and Cromarty and beyond sign up to this week long opportunity to learn, play and have fun with Scottish traditional music.


The music tuition is based in Ullapool High school and the residential accommodation is based at various hotels and B+B’s in Ullapool.

Our experienced tutors and supervisors work closely together to ensure the young people have a valuable learning and sociable experience.


The success and reputation of the Fèis Rois nan Deugairean is well renowned on the Trad Music scene and this year we hope to be welcoming participants from Wales

Ball-coise aig an FhèisYou either choose three different classes where you have two hours of your first choice class and one hour of your second and third choice classes each day, or choose two classes where you have two hours of each class each day. Classes on offer include: accordion, pipes, fiddle, Gaelic song, groupwork, guitar, harp, piano, sound engineering, step dance, string ensemble, radio production, cello, tune-writing, musical memory and this year we are also offering Scandinavian tunes.

We also provide lots of different lunch time activities!


Fèis Rois Deugairean Includes

  • Four nights accommodation
  • 5 days tutoring
  • Lunch time activities
  • 4 evenings of entertainment
  • 1 evening of performance
  • Full Board meals
  • 24 hour supervision from tutors and supervisors
  • Swimming opportunities at Ullapool Leisure Centre


    20th - 24th October 2014


    (Fèis Rois is fortunate to secure public funding to support our events. Real Costs are shown below in italics).

  • £250 (£350) - Residential

  • £225 (£350) - Second and subsequent siblings

  • £125 (£145) - Non-Residential

    To make a booking please click on the above link or for further details contact the Fèis Rois office on 01349 862600 or contact Joan.

    Fèis Rois can offer financial assistance to families on low incomes. Please contact Fiona at the Fèis to discuss in confidence how we could assist you.

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