North Ayrshire Trad Fest 2017

North Ayrshire Trad Fest 2017


Great opportunity for young Ayrshire musicians to learn from outstanding folk muscians! Please like and share our page for more information.
I'm excited to say that I'm running a youth Traditional Music Summer School in Ayrshire, 4th-6th July! Delighted to be working with top musicians and educators; Jenn Butterworth and Adam Sutherland to deliver a range of fantastic workshops and to promote Traditional music in Ayrshire.
I'd be grateful if you could share the following to anyone that might want to get involved :-)
North Ayrshire Fèis Senior Group work with Findlay Napier and Angus Lyons
North Ayrshire Fèis Senior Group work with Finlay Napier and Angus Lyon
The Senior Feis groupwork class.
Nice one Gillian. Good luck with this.

A fun weekend of tuition in Trad Music by top Scottish Musicians FEB 18 and 19 2017. Primary Secti An ideal opportunity to showcase their new musical skills.

The North Ayrshire Fèis is open to all S1 - S6 pupils from across Scotland and takes place from Friday 8 - Sunday 10 February 2013 in Inverclyde National Sports Centre, Largs. A fantastic opportunity for young people to come together and learn skills in traditional music, song, dance and Gaelic language. A team of experienced tutors will lead the workshops on guitar, pipes/chanter, singing, fiddle

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 17/03/2017

The senior Trad group, 'Conneck' performed at the North Ayrshire Flagship Concert in Darly last night and were great!!

Timeline photos 19/02/2017

Well done to all the participants and a huge thank you to our fantastic tutors. Another great Trad Fest!


Fantastic day today, great tutors and kids totally up for it! 😊


Looking forward to hearing what the North Ayrshire young musicians get up to at this years Trad Fest on 7th and 8th March.



The Jenna Reid Fiddle Day : Saturday 31st August 2013 : Carrick Centre, Maybole

Hi there Fiddle Day Folks!

I’m really excited about the very first Fiddle Day later this year and I’m very looking forward to welcoming you all to the Carrick Centre in Maybole!

As well as the two classes that are offered at the cost of £10 per person per class, there will be a session for all. There will also be a wee craft stall with one or two Shetland surprises, CDs, beautiful handmade scarfs and bags and my brand new fiddle book!

Every Fiddle Day participant will have free entry to the evening concert, where I will be performing with Kevin Mackenzie.

Here’s the layout as a wee reminder....

Intermediate Class 2.00pm- 3.30pm

Advanced Class 4.00pm - 5.30pm

In between the classes there will be tea and coffee and the chance to have a session and browse the crafts and music on sale.

Evening Concert 7.30pm : Jenna Reid and Kevin Mackenzie

Get in touch with me : [email protected] if you'd like a place.

Cambridge Folk Festival –  Artists –  Young Musician Competition 26/03/2013

Cambridge Folk Festival – Artists – Young Musician Competition

anyone want to go to Cambridge Folk Fesitval?

Cambridge Folk Festival – Artists – Young Musician Competition Are you aged between 14 and 18 and into folk music? Want a chance to perform live in the Club Tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival on Sunday 28 July 2013?

Inshriach Music | The Inshriach Music School 18/03/2013

Inshriach Music | The Inshriach Music School

this looks like a fantastic week of workshops!

Inshriach Music | The Inshriach Music School Fiddle tutors lined up for the event are Charlie McKerron and Lauren MacCall with additional one off masterclasses from Adam Sutherland, Duncan Chisholm and Gordon Gunn. Students will be encouraged to form smaller groups throughout the week and to assist this we will be running additonal courses in…


what a brilliant weekend and the concert tonight was fantastic! well done all. See you next year : )


all set for a fun weekend!

Seniors to be at Menzies Hotel for 5.50pm on Friday.
Adults 6pm at Kilwinning Academy.
Juniors 9.45am at Kilwinning Academy on Saturday morning.

See you there : )

Tradfest 26/11/2012


Tradfest Have you ever listened to a piece of traditional ceilidh music or a marching pipe band and had the urge to pick up an instrument?


The deadline for form submissions has been extended until the end of November. If you haven't applied it isn't too late. Remember there are 3 sections.. Primary, Secondary and Adult.


Don't forget booking forms should be submitted tomorrow!

Untitled album 19/09/2012

more info on the junior, senior and NEW adult section!

Untitled album 19/09/2012

forms due in on 1st October... get them in and tell your friends too!

2013 flyer!

Untitled album 19/09/2012

Untitled album


put it in your diaries.... 8-10 Feb 2013. hurray!!!!


just got the go ahead for next year!!! : ) keep an eye out for dates and tutors coming soon.

Treacherous Orchestra 'Superfly' 09/03/2012

Treacherous Orchestra 'Superfly'

Innes Watson, John Sommerville and Ali Hutton from the Scotland's most famous trad big band The Treacherous Orchestra will be leading Treacherous Week @ Ceol Mor' working with MD Stephen Deazley on TO material, bringing the TO approach to arrangements and generally bringing out the best in our young musicians.

Applications for Ceol Mor (for musicians aged 16-25) will be on the AIYF site soon but to book your place early please e-mail your details to [email protected]

Treacherous Orchestra 'Superfly' Trad Awards 2009


wow what a concert last night! well done to all the fantastic tutors and participants. Roll on the next one : )


Having an amazing weekend so far and really looking forward to the concert tomorrow night!

Composer Sessions 2009 with Findlay Napier (Part 1 of 6 Introduction)) 24/01/2012

Composer Sessions 2009 with Findlay Napier (Part 1 of 6 Introduction))

Findlay Napier in action... teaching songwriting at the Scottish Music Centre in 2009

Composer Sessions 2009 with Findlay Napier (Part 1 of 6 Introduction)) Scottish Music Centre presents the 2009 series of the Composer Sessions, November saw the second of these new sessions with Findlay Napier presenting a songw...


still taking bookings for this but get them in quick!! we can email forms if you get in touch.

Gilleasbuig 19/01/2012


delighted to have Maeve MacKinnon as out song tutor for the weekend.... this is a track from her brand new album.

Gilleasbuig Opening track from Maeve Mackinnon new album... coming soon

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