Experience the best of traditional Hebridean Hogmanay on the Isle of South Uist. This exciting new school extends the Ceòlas festival season into the New Year. Styled on the internationally acclaimed Summer School the Sgoil Chullaig offers tuition in Gaelic, Song, Piping, Fiddle and Step Dance and evening events including a welcome dance featuring Trail West, New Year’s eve cèilidh and New Year’s Day cross-over concert.dance-st-p_0
Tutors include Angus Nicolson, Sìneag MacIntyre, Allan Henderson and Jayne MacLeod. Alongside the music and dance school Ceòlas is also running a Gaelic Heritage and Archaeology course with lectures, workshops, field-trips and traditional story-telling with local tradition bearers and experts including tutors include Dr Rebecca Rennell (UHI Archaeology Institute), Dr Kate MacDonald (Uist Archaeology) and Liam Alastair Crouse (Ceòlas Uibhist). Students are welcome to participate in activities across both events.
Residential fees offer participants a special house ceilidh experience at Grogarry Lodge and includes six nights’ accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meals at the lodge, classes, trips and evening events. Non-residential fees include classes, trips, evening events and complimentary transport. Booking is essential. The closing date for booking is 20th November 2015.
See the flier here.