Tiree Fèis Back On

The Tiree Fèis is on again – thanks to a great response from the community.
Fèis chair, Dr John Holliday had warned that the summer festival of traditional music was in danger of disappearing after 22 years because of a low turnout at the recent AGM. However, a reconvened meeting the next week gave the committee a major boost with four new members and five other volunteers.

The full week of classes and evening events will now take place from July 9-13.

The school is not available again due to on-going maintenance, which means An Talla, a popular choice for many, will again be the all-day festival site. Evening highlights include a Gaelic/English play ‘Angus – Weaver of grass ’ by the Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company and a talk by Iona Brown from Crossapol on what makes Tiree Gaelic special. Another standout is the ‘Muse Cruise’ to Barra on the Thursday – the Minch’s first floating session!

“We were struggling, but the response was heart-warming,” Fèis chair Dr John Holiday told An Tirisdeach. “Now we’ve got some great tutors lined up, plenty of variety and real quality. I can feel a good Fèis coming on!

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