Sgoil Fhèill Brìde
Ceòlas February Online School 2023
Ceòlas are pleased to present a brand new 3-day online school in Gaelic language, music, song and dance with evening events
Booking open now – form below!
In the Gaelic tradition, Latha Fhèill Brìde or St Bride’s Day was held on the 1st of February as a celebration of Naomh Bhrìde (Saint Bride) and to mark the first day of spring and the agricultural season.
Ceòlas welcomes you to an online school to beat the winter blues, giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the best tutors in Gaelic language, music, song and dance.
The online school will consist of:
- three days of online classes between 10am and 3pm from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th
- a Valentine’s house cèilidh streamed live from South Uist on the evening of 14th February
- a traditional concert streamed live from Cnoc Soilleir on the evening of 16th February
Booking will open in the New Year for tickets to the live-streamed evening events only, and for those in Uist, there will be a limited number of in-person tickets available for the cèilidh at Cnoc Soilleir.
Gain access to the three days of tuition and all online evening events for just £120!
We are delighted to welcome some of Scotland’s finest tutors to lead our classes at Sgoil Fhèill Brìde:
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Classes & levels
All students choose a first and second choice as well as an afternoon session. We can only accept bookings for the full day and not individual classes.
There are two levels of Gaelic class, advanced learners and a class for those approaching fluency. Both classes will look at customs and culture as well as language, with a focus on spoken Gaelic and local dialects.
All music, song and dance classes are for intermediate to advanced level so you should be proficient in your choice.
Afternoon session – all students choose an extra afternoon session as follows:
Gaelic conversation (advanced or fluent) – you will be given conversation topics in advance and each session will be guided by the tutor with plenty time to chat in Gaelic
Fiddle session/smallpipes session/accordion session – an informal tune session playing through tunes. Music will be provided in advance so you can play along with the tutor.
Song session – songs provided in advance to cèilidh songs for you to sing along with the tutor
Dance session – a chance to practise and go over steps from Sgoil Fhèill Brìde or previously learnt. The tutor will give an idea in advance of tunes to be danced.
Please note that some classes may fill up quickly, therefore early booking is recommended. If a class is full we will contact you to arrange a different choice where possible.
We are very grateful to Social Enterprise Academy and National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting Sgoil Fhèill Brìde