Ceòlas Summer School
Sunday 3rd to Friday 8th July 2022
Ceòlas looks forward to welcoming students to South Uist once more and to introduce you all to our new premises at Cnoc Soilleir.
The Ceòlas Summer School is a mission to understand the natural rhythms which are inherent in the Gaelic language and to explore how these impact on the way tunes are played on pipes, fiddle and clarsach; how we sing Gaelic songs; and how we step dance percussively to the pulse of the music. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in this understanding, not only in the classes but also at concerts, sessions and when visiting members of the community at a house cèilidh.
As usual students are asked to choose one main subject (the First Choice class) which has tuition twice each day. There is also a Second Choice class which is taught once each day. The classes in Reels and Quadrilles and Seanchas are only taught as a second choice class. There are Gaelic for All sessions each day and available at a range of levels. To finish each day students are mixed together, and guided rather than taught by the tutors, are challenged to create a short set of music, song and dance which can be performed on the final day of the Summer School.
When filling in the application form students are asked to make sure that they choose a level which best matches their ability. If you are unsure about which level you might be at in Gaelic you can check your own level here. If you feel that you may have to change your level/class please inform the Ceòlas office in the first instance who will be happy to assist you in finding the correct class for you.
|1st Choice||2nd Choice|
|Gaelic||Beginner||Seanchas||Angus John MacDonald|
|Clarsach||Ingrid Henderson||Clarsach||Ingrid Henderson|
|Fiddle||Intermediate||Archie McAllister||Fiddle||Archie McAllister|
|Cape Breton Fiddle||Advanced||Kimberley Fraser||Cape Breton Fiddle||Kimberley Fraser|
|Fiddle||Beginner||Kyle MacDonald||Fiddle||Beginner||Kyle MacDonald|
|Gaelic Song||Gillebrìde MacMillan||Gaelic Song||Gillebrìde MacMillan|
|Gaelic Song||Màiri MacMillan||Gaelic Song||Màiri MacMillan|
|Gaelic Song||Cathy Ann MacPhee||Gaelic Song||Cathy Ann MacPhee|
|Ailean Dòmhnallach||Òrain Pìobaireachd|
|Step Dancing||Beginner||Sophie Stephenson||Step Dancing||Beginner||Sophie Stephenson|
|Step Dancing||Intermediate||Jayne MacLeod||Reels & Quadrlles|
|Step Dancing||Advanced||Sabra MacGillivray||Step Dancing||Advanced||Sabra MacGillivray|
playing for dancing
playing for dancing
|Youth Fiddle||Mairi Thérèse Gilfedder||all day|
|Youth Piping||Ashley MacDonald||all day|