Young people have the chance to get involved in two different weeks of Gaelic music, language and culture coming up in Lewis later this month - Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich (Stornoway) and Fèis an Rubha (Point).

Youngsters in Harris enjoyed their opportunities earlier this month as Fèis Eilean na Hearadh took place from 1st-5th July. 

The event provided children from nursery age right through to secondary school with the opportunity to learn a new instrument, speak Gaelic and participate in other activities including drama, sports and arts and crafts. 

Participants were treated to a tutor’s cèilidh at the Harris Hotel and at the end of the week and the children had their turn to take to the stage. The children's concert allowed participants to showcase what they had learned, giving many of them the opportunity to perform an instrument on stage for the first time.

Donald Ian Maclennan, Fèis Eilean na Hearadh secretary, said: “Fèis Eilean na Hearadh was a great success this year and it was clear the participants had lots of fun during the week and had put in a lot of effort during their time at the fèis.

“A big thank you goes to the Fèis Committee for their organisation of the week, the tutors for the dedication they showed, the parents for their support, the young volunteers for their time and enthusiasm, and most of all to the participants who made the Fèis such a success - Chì sinn sibh an ath-bhliadhna - See you next year!”

Places are still available for the similar upcoming fèisean on Lewis. Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich takes place in Stornoway from 22-26th July and Fèis an Rubha will run from 29 July – 2 August in Point. These fèisean will follow a similar format to Fèis Eilean na Hearadh with opportunities to learn instruments, sing, drama, arts and crafts.

For further information about these and to book places, please contact Rona Morrison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..