Celebration of Gaelic culture planned for Aberfeldy

Latha Gàidhlig will bring a celebration of Gaelic storytelling and music to Aberfeldy on Thursday 20 July. Come along and enjoy this free event for featuring some of Scotland's up and coming young musicians from the Fèis Rois Cèilidh Trail.

At 11 am there will be a mini Fèis workshop at Breadalbane Community Campus providing a taster session in Gaelic song and traditional music for all ages.  If you play an instrument bring it along and become part of the band.

Family Cèilidh

From 2pm in the Birks Cinema the Fèis Rois Cèilidh Trail will provide the music for a family cèilidh. The afternoon  of lively reels, jigs and beautifully crafted Scottish songs will feature two of Scotland's up and coming young bands, duo Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach and trio Hecla.

Based in Ross-shire, Fèis Rois is one of Scotland's leading traditional arts organisations, providing opportunities for people of all ages to participate in Scottish traditional music, song and dance.  Over 3000 people take part in Fèis Rois projects every year with audiences of over 10,000 attending performances across the country, from Aberfeldy to Auchiltibuie and from Edderton to Edinburgh. For four weeks throughout the summer three groups perform across Scotland as part of the Ceilidh Trail project giving young musicians the chance to gain work experience as a touring artist. 

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists

Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach's music is as much based on self-penned material as it is informed by this upbringing in the Highlands. The fiddle and piano duo were finalists in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and their album was shortlisted for the FATEA Magazine 'Instrumental Album of the Year' award.

Traditional Gaelic Songs 

Hecla are a traditional music trio based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Featuring Ailis Sutherland on pipes and whistle, Ilona Kennedy on fiddle and Kaitlin Ross on guitar and vocals, Hecla present beautiful, crisp and energetic arrangements of traditional Gaelic songs and instrumentals.

For more information contact gaelic@pkc.gov.uk or call 01738 476495