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Festival 2019 - Fèis 2019


Thursday and Friday 11.30am: £3 per adult, children (14 and under free)

Gaelic Language Tasters

This is your chance to learn the language in its heartland. We can’t promise you will be fluent by the end of the festival but you will have been exposed to one of the world’s finest and most poetic of languages. Booking recommended.


Thursday 1-2.30pm: £6 / £5

Lewis songs with Ceitlin Lilidh

Have you always wanted to try Gaelic singing? If so, why not come and learn a few songs from the Isle of Lewis with SIAN's Ceitlin Lilidh. No previous experience of Gaelic or singing necessary. Participants will receive a booklet with all the material covered but are more than welcome to take a small recording device along too.

As a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd and with a Danny Kyle award under her belt, Ceitlin Lilidh has a wealth of experience performing all over the world as an ambassador to Gaelic song. As well as establishing a solo career, Ceitlin is a member of SIAN who will be performing at this year's HebCelt.

Produced by An Lanntair Education & Outreach


Friday 1 – 2.30pm: £6/£5

Step Dance & Body Percussion Workshop with Sophie Stephenson

Get in the groove with step dancer Sophie Stephenson! Rhythm is innate to our very existence - from our heartbeat to the pace of our breath and the beat of our steps - and using our bodies to create sound and rhythm has been intrinsic to cultures across the globe for generations. During this workshop you will learn traditional strathspey, jig and reel steps whilst also exploring rhythm and movement using footwork and body percussion. No experience necessary - just bring a bottle of water and a pair of hard soled soles for dancing!

Sophie Stephenson is from the Highlands of Scotland and has performed with artists including Carlos Nuñez, Capercaillie and Dàimh. Sophie has also developed TradBeats, a project which brings together Gaelic mouth music, step dance, beatboxing and body percussion.

Produced by An Lanntair Education & Outreach


Saturday 20 July 1 – 2.30 pm: £6 / £5

Irish music for Guitar and Fiddle with Benedict Morris and Pablo Lafuente

Join musicians Benedict Morris and Pablo Lafuente to explore the different ornaments, tunes and playing styles in Irish traditional music, exploring the differences to Scottish traditional music.   In this workshop, you will learn a few traditional tunes in small groups before playing them together.  Suitable for intermediate to advanced guitar and fiddle players (grade 3+).   Bring your own instrument.

Fiddle player Benedict Morris won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year at Celtic Connections this year.  Benedict, from Glasgow, is currently in his final year on the BMus classical course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.   Also winning awards at a young age, guitarist Pablo Lafuente won the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award along with Josie Duncan.  Of Spanish origin, Pablo has put down cultural roots in Scotland, completing his studies of guitar and fiddle at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional music.   Benedict and Pablo will be appearing together at HebCelt on both Friday and Saturday.

Produced by An Lanntair Education & Outreach


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CalMac Daily ferry travel to and from the Isles. The main ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland but can also be reached through Harris from Skye or North Uist.