Fèis Fhoirt is a music and arts organisation that provides traditional music, song and dance classes for young people across Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk.
A Fèis is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the Gaelic arts: song, dance and traditional music on a wide range of instruments. In Gaelic ‘Fèis Fhoirt’ translates as ‘Forth Festival’ (pronounced faysh orsht), and we are the 43rd member of Scotland’s ever-growing Fèis movement, ‘Fèisean nan Gàidheal’. Through the Fèis we aim to keep the music, song and dance of the Scottish Gaelic tradition accessible and fun!
Fèis Fhoirt runs weekly classes for traditional music, song, and dance throughout the school year, which are based at the Tolbooth in Stirling. Open to all abilities, and instruments are available to hire.
Fèis Fhoirt Weekend
We had our first post-COVID March Fèis Weekend on the 11-12th March at Falkirk High School! Photos and news to follow shortly. We hope to host an August Fèis too, so keep an eye out on our socials!
Auditions for our 2024 ceilidh trail will begin later this year, as will recruitment for a Ceilidh Trail Coordinator. Every year, we recruit a band of ~5 players of advanced 18-25 year olds, who are paid a set fee to rehearse a full setlist and tour around the Stirling/Falkirk area. A coordinator is also hired to organise the venue booking and travel. Please keep an eye on our social media and our Ceilidh Trail page for updates on both positions, or contact us for more information.