Fèis Chataibh Ceilidh Trail is a professional development opportunity for young people aged 16 – 22 who are considering a performance career in traditional Scottish music. It is a cultural tourism project bringing high quality traditional music performances to communities across Scotland throughout the peak tourist period in July and August. There are several ceilidh trails based throughout Scotland and is funded by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.
Fèis Chataibh Ceilidh Trail will be touring throughout Sutherland, Caithness and further afield form the 18th of July until the 9th of August 2016. Visit their events page to see where and when they are performing.
To gain a place on the Fèis Chataibh Cèilidh Trail, musicians go through an audition. This years auditions were held on the 1st of March in conjunction with the Spring Weekend Workshops. Click here to find out all about the line-up for this years cèilidh trail.
This year the Cèilidh Trail co-ordinator is Mhairi Mackinnon from Perth but now lives in Golspie. Mhairi will be organising the tour for the young musicians and will also be joining them and supporting them throughout the tour. Mhairi gained an honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. She plays fiddle and is a regular tutor at Fèis Chataibh workshops and is a part of the committee. Mhairi is part of well known bands CherryGrove and The Scott Wood Band. She aims to organise a busy tour full of fun gigs and to give the young musicians as much professional experience as possible.
If you are interested in apply for the Fèis Chataibh Cèilidh Trail 2016, please check back on the website early 2016. Or get in touch to inform us of your interest.