Jane Hepburn Macmillan will lead school ceilidhs with traditional tunes and song, joined by either Keith Morrison or Willie Campbell. The musicians will adapt the activities to suit each age group/level, but instilling a love for our traditional and Gàidhlig music will be at the heart of the sessions. Ceilidhs will include Scottish dancing, sing-alongs, musical games and a short musical performance.
Please do let us know if your class is engaged in a particular project, theme or period of history for the term, in case we can incorporate that into the session. The sessions can come under a number of curriculum areas, including the Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Social Studies and Languages (sessions can be lead in Gàidhlig or in English).
Born and brought up in Stornoway, Jane Hepburn Macmillan’s love affair with music is deeply rooted in the very heart of Gaelic culture and her Hebridean heritage. Her musical inspiration and style stems from Scotland’s west coast; the land, the people and the music. While a number of Jane’s own compositions animate key Outer Hebridean locations, her other pieces aptly express the emotions that are so often found in the hearts of fellow islanders. Jane has performed far and wide and has enjoyed playing at a wide number of festivals with her good friends in Face the West. Being a tutor through Fèisean nan Gàidheal is something that she loves, ensuring the next generation of musicians are as proud of their own heritage as she is.
Dates: Some Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays available in October and November 2023
Suitable for: P1 – P7
Delivered in: English or Gaelic
Location: available in your school
Duration: approx 1.5 hrs
Space required: hall with space for dancing
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