The Fèis Cèilidh Trail will see 43 young musicians from the highlands and islands performing a feast of nearly 200 live traditional music performances in venues across Scotland this summer. 

The Ceilidh Trail scheme is a Fèisean nan Gàidheal showcase project which gives young musicians and singers aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to take part in a professional summer tour through their local fèis with support from a team of musicians and specialist tutors.  This unique opportunity offers participants training in the core skills required for a career in the creative industries in general and in music in particular.

This year 43 young musicians will take part in seven Cèilidh Trails, delivering traditional music showcases from Sutherland to Stirling taking in venues large and small appearing at local cèilidhs, on ferries and in castles, as well as at larger festivals such as Belladrum and HebCelt.

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This project has been coordinated by Fèisean nan Gàidheal working in partnership with local Fèisean and recognises support from Creative Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Full tour details can be found at www.feisean.org/ceilidh.  Fèis Rois are also running a packed Cèilidh Trail programme this summer – see www.feisrois.org for more information on their events.