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A total of 63 children from Arran embraced Gaelic culture at the 19th Feis Arainn held over four days last week.
They practised and rehearsed during the week at a variety of workshops, held at Arran High School, where they celebrated Gaelic culture, traditional musical instruments, acting and art.
The feis features a wealth of talented musicians and artists who teach the children their skills and equip them for the feis concert which took place last Friday.
The community theatre was packed with family and friends of the young performers and there was a special guest in North Ayrshire Provost Ian Clarkson visiting Arran for the day to enjoy the show.
For the first time this year the children also took part in a Scots opera project which saw excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas performed by opera singers at the show.
At the end of the concert Alistair Paul gave a vote of thanks and organiser Maggie Frame was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
The tutors this year were: accordion Grant MacFarlane, Celtic art Cecilia Paul, clarcash Becky Hill, drama Artair Donald, drums Allan MacDonald, fiddle Gillian Frame, ukulele and guitar Findlay Napier, pipes, chanter and whistle Lorne MacDougall and Gaelic singing Mairi MacInnes.
Becky Hill with her clarsach class. 01_B31feis01
Grant MacFarlane and his accordion pupils 01_B31feis02
Lorne MacDougall and his whistle class 01_B31feis03
Allan MacDonald and his drummers 01_B31feis04
Findlay Napier teaches the ukulele to some of his class. 01_B31feis05
Children enjoy the art class with tutor Cecilia Paul. 01_B31feis07
Artair Donald and the drama class. 01_B31feis08
The ukulele class performing on stage. 01_B31feis11
The drummers perform at the concert. 01_B321feis13
Gillian Frame on stage with her fiddle class 01_B31feis14
The performance by the Scots Opera Project. 01_B31 feis16
The singing class on stage led by Mairi MacInnes. 01_B31feis18
The drama class make a pyramid on stage. 01_B31feis19
The masterclass pupils perform at the concert. 01_B31feis21
Mairi MacInnes leads the children in the feis song at the concert finale. 01_B31feis22
This year’s feis banner made by the art class. 01_B31feis23