October 27, 2015

Summer School 2017

July 2 – 7th, 2017

Now in its 21st year, the Ceòlas summer school is a proven success. Students come from across the world to the school, held annually in July in Dalabrog, South Uist, to experience traditional music and dance in a community setting.

Expert tuition in piping, fiddle, song, dance and the Gaelic language are offered over a backdrop of community events, including cèilidhs, concerts and guided walks. Tutors from Cape Breton in Canada are an important part of the summer school, and represent the reunion of the global Gaelic Diaspora. Classes run from 9am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday and are followed a range of evening events.

Price: £250 (full-price); £175 (Western Isles-rate); £10 drop-in rate per class (Western Isles).

School programme:

9:30-10:30 First choice
10:45-11:20 Gaelic for All
11:30-12:30 Second choice
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 First choice
14:30-15:30 Crossover


2017 Booking form

Youth Piping/Fiddle Booking Form

Highland Music Trust Application Form

2017 Community programme (download), or see online here

2017 Tutors:

















Iain MacDonald  –  Artistic Director
Allan Henderson (Beginner Fiddle)
Shelly Campbell – Cape Breton, (Advanced Fiddle)
Kenneth MacKenzie – Intermediate Fiddle
Eilidh Shaw (Youth Fiddle)
Alec Valtos (Gàidhlig)
Catrìona MacIntyre (Gàidhlig)
Catrìona Black (Gàidhlig)
Ingrid Henderson (Clàrsach)
Griogair Labhruidh (Ceòl Mòr/Òrain Phìobaireachd)
Fin Moore (Piping for Dance)
Ashley MacDonald (Youth Piping)

Mary Jane Lamond (Song)
Rachel Walker (Song)
Christine Primrose (Song)

Sophie Stephenson (Beginner Step-Dance)
Frank McConnell (Intermediate Step Dance)

Mats Melin (Advanced Step Dance)
Seonaidh MacIntyre (Playing for Dancing)
Sarah Hoy (Playing for Dancing)
Kilphedar Sound (Playing for Dancing)

Jamie MacDonald (Playing for Dancing )