A feast of mu­sic at Youth Trad Fes­ti­val

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

Sharon Lip­trott

World cham­pion and award-win­ning tu­tors headed the line-up for this year’s Youth Trad Fes­ti­val, Feis an lar Dheas, at Lin­clu­den Pri­mary school on Satur­day.

The third an­nual fes­ti­val of mu­sic and cul­ture pro­vided a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops, or­gan­ised by An­gela Pearcey and Wendy Stewart, start­ing at 9.15am and ended at 5pm.

Young­sters, aged six to 16, got to choose from Scots or Gaelic song, begin­ners tin whis­tle, begin­ners ukulele, play­ing in band, gui­tar, small pipes, chanter, or drama work­shops.

The in­stru­ments were pro­vided for the begin­ners groups.

Dur­ing the day the young­sters also en­joyed games, bal­loon shap­ing, Gaelic bingo and ceilidh danc­ing.

The event paves the way for Feis The Mu­sic at Dum­fries The­atre Royal on Novem­ber 4 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, which will be a cel­e­bra­tion of Gaelic and scots song and melody in the south west.

There will be plenty of young per­form­ers from across the re­gion in­clud­ing some of the young­sters who at­tended Satur­day’s Youth Trad Fes­ti­val.

Feis The Mu­sic will also fea­ture Spec­trum from An­nan and those who took part in Feis work­shops on gui­tar, whis­tle, harp, Gaelic and Scots song, which have been held through­out the re­gion over the year.

Tick­ets, priced £10 and £6 un­der 12’s, are now avail­able from the The­atre Royal.

Mu­si­cal magic A se­lec­tion of pic­tures from this year’s Youth Trad Fes­ti­val held in Lin­clu­den Pri­mary School

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