Monday, August 05, 2013

Friends of Wighton : Lunchtime Recital - Wednesday 7th August

From Sheena Wellington :

Friends of Wighton are delighted that the first Lunchtime Recital of the new session, on Wednesday 7th August, will feature the talented young musicians of the National Ceilidh Trail. The Recital starts at 1.15pm in the Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee, and admission is free.

It's only a matter of weeks since Fèis Rois returned from Australia where they worked with The National Celtic Festival of Australia to introduce the hugely successful Ceilidh Trail model which has been delivered successfully in Ross and Cromarty since 2000. Since those early days the trail has been replicated across five other communities and for the second year this summer is set to tour nationally to venues and communities across Scotland.

"Over the years it has become clear that there is an increasing demand from young musicians across Scotland for a similar opportunity to be created for them and we saw the best way forward in meeting this demand was in the creation of a National Ceilidh Trail" said Fiona Dalgetty from Feis Rois.

"It's a tremendous professional development opportunity for young musicians aged 16 - 25 who want to broaden their experience as a touring musician.   Additionally the tour makes a valuable contribution to cultural tourism by working with communities to broaden their activity in terms of high quality traditional music performance. Last year the tour performed in a whole range of venues from castles to cafes, festivals to farmers' markets and all things in between!

This year we are delighted to be coming to The Wighton Heritage Centre on Wednesday 7th August at 1.15pm. Joining the group are Amy Henderson, age 22, from Kiltarlity on accordion and voice, Annie Lennox, age 16, from Aberdeenshire on fiddle and voice, Christian Gamauf, age 20, from Western Isles on pipes, Ross Hull, age 16, from Aberdeenshire on fiddle and Megan Mackay, age 19, from Tain on guitar."

Full listings of all performances are available on www.feisrois.org.   You can call Feis Rois on 01349 862600 for any additional information.