10th July 2019
What is a Ceilidh Trail? Why not join for the informal music session at the Birks and find outmore?
Fifteen outstanding young musicians from across Scotland tour on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail. The young people are between 16 and 25 and many of them are studying at some of the country’s leading music schools, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of the Highlands and Islands. This project provides a professional development opportunity and a stepping stone between studying and launching a career as a performing artist.
In addition to almost 100 performances in Scotland, the superb young musicians on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail have been invited to showcase at Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
Taking place from 22nd July to 17th August 2019, the Ceilidh Trail provides visitors to Scotland with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings. We invite you to come and join us for a ceilidh dance in a village hall, a concert at a historic site, or a performance in one of Scotland’s leading theatres. You will hear beautifully crafted songs in both the Gaelic and Scots languages and lively folk tunes played on fiddles, accordions and other traditional musical instruments.