“Feis Spe” concert at St Vigeans church

St Vigeans Church, Arbroath.
St Vigeans Church, Arbroath.

On Wednesday, July 29, St Vigeans Church are holding a concert featuring “Feis Spe”, a group of young musicians playing traditional music.

The concert begins at 7pm and tickets, priced at £8, will be available at the door. The evening is expected to conclude at around 9pm.

The musicians will appear at the venue as part of a summer tour through one of the various “Ceilidh Trails”. In all, there will be over 160 ceilidhs taking place this summer.

The first Ceilidh Trail project, established by Feis Rois in 1999, was designed to help teenage musicians develop their performance skills and to create a vibrant traditional music entertainment programme in the Highlands and now beyond.

Over the past 11 years the project has been replicated in other areas and has proved to be an overwhelming success. The Ceilidh Trail offers a unique experience to musicians aged from 16 to 22 who may be considering a career in traditional music.

The tour gives them a supported taste of life on the road and sharing their skills and enthusiasm with a wide audience. The band plays in local village venues, as well as a number of tourist venues, attracting visitors and local people alike.

Due to their success they have been asked to play at the same venues each year.