Bumper year for Fèis Lochabair as young­sters hit the high notes

The Oban Times - - Districts -

AROUND 150 young­sters got a taste of tra­di­tional mu­sic last week at Fèis Lochabair.

Whether they were hon­ing their mu­si­cal tal­ent or pick­ing up an in­stru­ment for the first time, the classes in Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar were well-at­tended over five days.

From ac­cor­dions and bag­pipes to Gaelic song and step danc­ing, chil­dren of all ages, from nurs­ery up to pri­mary seven, were tu­tored by some of Lochaber's best work­ing mu­si­cians.

Chair­woman of Fèis Lochabair Deirdre Beck said: ‘This is the sec­ond year we've run in it the sum­mer as a trial. The num­bers are up this year so we are re­ally pleased with how it has all gone.’

A con­cert on Fri­day af­ter­noon saw the chil­dren per­form their new mu­si­cal skills.

The week was rounded off with a spe­cial 25th birth­day ceilidh on Fri­day night with mu­sic from the An­drew Mac­Don­ald Band and the Cèilidh Trail.

Fèis Lochabair is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary this year and the team is look­ing to col­lect in­for­ma­tion and pho­tos to help com­mem­o­rate this mile­stone. If any­one has been in­volved with Fèis Lochabair over the years, then get in touch with the com­mit­tee at feis­lochabair@gmail.com and send in any pho­tos, sto­ries or mem­o­ries.

Smiles all round from this happy trio of young­sters who at­tended last week’s fèis.

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