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Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail Looking for Young People

The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail is one of eight Cèilidh Trails organised by local Fèisean under the umbrella of Fèisean nan Gàidheal. The first Cèilidh Trail project, established by Fèis Rois in 1999, was designed to help teenage musicians develop their performance skills and to create a vibrant traditional music entertainment programme in the Highlands. Over the last eighteen years, the project has been replicated in other areas and has proved to be an over-whelming success.

Fèis Spè is again running the Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail in 2018, with grant support from Fèisean nan Gaidheal, Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Creative Scotland and Local Authorities within the National Park. Now in its 13th year, the Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail has received great reviews from all venues, audiences and participants and has allowed many young people the opportunity to perform in public, enhancing their performance skills through a sustained period where they are treated as professional musicians.

This year there are up to six places available for performers who will be paid at the rate of £180 per week, for the equivalent of four weeks. Performers can come from across Scotland.

Experienced instrumentalists and singers aged 16 (by 30th June 2018) to 22yrs are invited to apply. Previous years’ band members are invited to apply as Fèis Spè welcomes ‘old hands’ to give the CCT a balance of experience but membership is restricted to a maximum of two years. Participants will be required to attend an audition day on February 24th at Talla nan Ros, King St, Kingussie and if selected, will receive a contract setting out the basis of their ‘employment’.

To find out more about the Cèilidh Trail visit the website here or contact:

Caroline Sterritt Fèis Spè Development Officer, Caledon, West Terrace, Kingussie, PH21 1HB

07989 907213