Kids lining up for annual Feis Moray training weekend

Feis Moray annual training weekend
Feis Moray annual training weekend

ONE OF MORAY’S most anticipated annual traditional music training events for young people gets under way this weekend at Moray College UHI.

Feis Moray is one of Scotland 43 local feisean that make up Fèisean nan Gàidheal, established in 1991 as the independent umbrella association of the Fèis movement.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is a membership organisation offering services including grant-aid, training, insurance and instrument loans. Feis Moray is a teaching weekend held each year in Elgin for children aged from eight to 18, introducing and teaching traditional music, art and drama with the emphasis on Highland Scots culture.

A spokeswoman explained: “Feis Moray has been held since 2006 and there are on average 80 children who participate in the weekend which includes bagpipes & changer, fiddle, the Scottish small harp (clarsach), Gaelic singing and a host of other disciplines.

“Supplementing the Feis Moray weekend are separate classes run throughout the year to provide children with continuity in their chosen instrument – with the clarsach group participating in local concerns and performing at many public events.”

Find out more about Feis Moray by visiting their website.