Congratulations to Feis Ghlaschú who has been nominated in Event of the Year sponsored by VisitScotland in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Feis Ghlaschú now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 2nd December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Brian of Feis Ghlaschú the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Feis Ghlaschú was established in 1902 to promote traditional music, singing, language and dancing throughout Glasgow. The Feis has now grown with over 400 competitors participating in both our weekends from all across Scotland.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
The Feis is run by a Committee of volunteers who are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the culture that was established during the first Feis back in 1902 by early immigrants to Glasgow. The Committee now deliver two fantastic weekends of traditional music, singing, language and dancing every year.
Any particular career highlights?
The Feis celebrated its 100th Anniversary back in 2002 and we look forward to our 125th Anniversary in 2027. Every year is a highlight with the increasing numbers of participants in our Feis weekends.
What are your plans for the future?
The next Feis Ghlaschú is schedule to take place in 2024, with the music, singing and language Feis taking place over the last weekend in February (St. Columbkille’s Church Hall, Rutherglen) and our dancing Feis taking place the first weekend in March (Chryston High School, Chryston). We look forward to welcoming participants old and new over both weekends.
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The 2023 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are on the 2nd December 2023! You will be able to watch it live in person (buy a ticket here),Watch it live in the UK at 9pm (GMT) on BBC ALBA and and around the world here. Bands performing on Saturday 2nd December include Peatbog Faeries, Mànran, Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan, Duncan Chisholm Band, Joy Dunlop Band, Aberdeen SC&T Youth and more!
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians why not become a friend of Hands Up for Trad. In addition to our high profile events like the Scots Trad Music Awards, we also deliver a less well known, education programme for young people from 8yrs right through to young adults at the start of their careers. Read more here.