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Free Music and Gaelic Lessons

26th May 2020

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FèisTV and with funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have made a video series of traditional music lessons, at different levels. No Gaelic is required and the web site is in Gaelic or English.

The series currently offers lessons in accordion, fiddle and Gaelic song, with more instruments available soon.

The lessons are FREE at the moment although a voluntary donation can be made.

The video lessons can be found online at

The lessons are led by some of the most experienced traditional music tutors in the country including accordionist Ian Smith from folk band Trail West, fiddler Robbie Grieg who plays with electronic folk band INYAL and singers James Graham, Eilidh Cormack, a member of female singing trio SIAN, and Deirdre Graham.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal's chief executive Arthur Cormack said: ‘It was always our plan to develop our FèisTV resource to offer online music lessons in addition to live streaming of events. Normally these lessons will be part of a paid subscription service, but we are delighted to offer this new service for free at this time whilst people are at home and looking for activities to keep themselves going. We are grateful to the funders who have enabled us to develop this resource.'

‘Fèisean nan Gàidheal and other groups have been working hard to produce resources through the #cleachdiaigantaigh/#useitathome initiative.

The video lessons can be found online at