The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail is one of seven Cèilidh Trails organised by local Fèisean under the umbrella of Fèisean nan Gàidheal.
Providing four weeks of training, development and performance opportunities for up to eight young people per area per year and working with local businesses and promoters to develop cultural tourism throughout the Highlands and Islands, the Cèilidh Trails offer a unique experience.
Now in its 10th year, the Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail has received great reviews from all venues, audiences and participants and has allowed many young people the opportunity to perform in public, enhancing their performance skills through a sustained period where they are treated as professional musicians.
This year there are up to eight places available for performers who will be paid at the rate of £180 per week, for the equivalent of four weeks. Two places will go to musicians from Donegal as part of our successful Colmcille project. This gives an additional opportunity to learn about the shared cultures of the two nations, their music and languages.
We will meet the cost of accommodation, meals and snacks during the tour. Transport during the summer tour is by minibus.
Experienced instrumentalists and singers aged 16 (by 30th June 2016) to 22yrs are invited to apply. Previous years’ band members are invited to apply as Fèis Spè welcomes ‘old hands’ to give the CCT a balance of experience but membership will normally be restricted to a maximum of two years, though exceptions may be made at the discretion of the audition panel.
Participants will be required to attend an audition day on Saturday February 27th at Aviemore Primary School and if selected, will receive a contract setting out the basis of their ‘employment’.
Closing date for applications to audition is Friday February 19th
For more information and to apply, click HERE