Bumper year for Fèis Lochabair as youngsters hit the high notes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and send in any photos, stories or memories.
Smiles all round from this happy trio of youngsters who attended last week’s fèis.