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Fèis Rois to hold action-packed Cromarty residential event for World Gaelic Week

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Feis Rois musician, Emma Racionzer. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Feis Rois musician, Emma Racionzer. Picture: Callum Mackay..

SEACHDAIN na Gàidhlig – World Gaelic Week – is gearing up for its third and most ambitious outing yet, and Fèis Rois has announced it will be offering young Gaelic learners the chance to participate in a residential event in Cromarty.

Fèis Rois is one of many groups participating in the national language week, which takes place from February 19-25. This year the theme is ‘Do Chànan. Do Chothrom’, meaning ‘Your Language. Your Opportunity.’

The Fèis is inviting young Gaelic learners in S1-4, to a two-day Gaelic residential event at The Old Brewery in Cromarty from February 18-20.

Tutors including Gaelic tutor, fiddle player and Gaelic singer, Rona Wilkie; Gaelic actor, Artair Donald; and step-dancer, musician and Fèis Rois Gaelic Ooficer, Sophie Stephenson.

Young people will have a chance to take part in a variety of activities including music, Gaelic song, drama, dance, arts and crafts, cookery and story-telling.

The event is open to S1-4 aged children, who haven’t gone through Gaelic medium education but are learning Gaelic in another format – whether that is through school, at home or through music events.

Financial support from Seachdain na Gàidhlig and Bòrd na Gàidhlig means Fèis Rois is able to make this event ‘Pay what you can’, meaning families are able to pay what they can afford.

Picture: Callum Mackay..
Picture: Callum Mackay..

Sophie Stephenson, Gaelic officer at Fèis Rois, said: “It is important to us that every young person has the opportunity to be able to access events like this, and we are very grateful to the funding which allowed us to offer places on a ‘pay what you can’ basis.

“This Gaelic residential event in Cromarty is a great opportunity for young people to spend time with other learners while immersing themselves in Gaelic, with a range of workshops, sessions and activities.

“It is the perfect opportunity to practice language skills in a fun and informal way.”

For more information or to book, visit www.feisrois.org or for any further queries about the event, contact: sophie.stephenson@feisrois.org.

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