* * *NEW Clarsach Class* * *

21st March 2012

Ceòlas 2012 1-6th July is shaping up to be another fantastic year.   Students are coming from Japan, Austria, Romania, Germany, Switzerland as well as the USA.     NEW for 2012: Upgrade your Clarsach skills with Ingrid Henderson who is a” musician of quite outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility….” who is a highly regarded teacher at home and abroad. Ingrid will be able to join her husband and brother who are both teaching Fiddle at Ceòlas 2012.   All the tutors are booked and excitement is growing amongst the local young people with the return of Andrea Boyd to teach Youth Piping. This year Sarah Hoy will teach Youth Fiddle.


Singing tutors for 2012 are Rona Lightfoot, Kathleen MacInnes and Gillebride MacMillan – a strong Uist contingent who are steeped in the language and songs of the place.  Adult Piping has also very strong Uist links with Angus MacKenzie and Allan MacDonald.   Angus MacKenzie’s skills will strengthen the Cape Breton connection with Dance with Margie Beaton, Frank McConnell and Alison MacLeod.    Dawn Beaton will once again represent the Cape Breton Fiddle tradition to ensure that the Dancing night will be spectacular. The musicians for dance, Angus Nicolson, Ewen Henderson and Fin Moore, will support them.


Ceòlas Artist in residence for 2012 is a resident of South Uist with a strong London connection and great change is likely with the exhibition being based around the school and the artist seeking inspiration for the work from the activity going on during Ceòlas week.   Marie Melnyczuk has been working in the community and now has her own studio in East Camp in Balivanich.

Tickets for evening events can be booked in advance at Ceòlas office:  01878 700154

For More information: Mary Schmoller info@ceolas.co.uk