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    Mar Chàrn-cuimhne dh’Ar Deagh Bhana-charaid Deabaidh (A Tribute to Our Friend – In Memory of Debi)

    We are pleased to announce that this year’s concert series is dedicated to the memory of our friend and former Co-Chair of our Society, Debra E. “Debi” MacNeil. Debi’s love of the Gaelic language and culture and her passion for growing the Gaelic will continue to inspire us here at the Féis. Bidh an sreath do chuirmean-ciùil againn am bliadhna air a sònrachadh mar chuimhneachan do Dheabaidh NicNìll: ar bana-charaid agus Co-neach-cathrach roimhe aig Comann Féis an Eilein. `S ann a bhios an gràdh a bh’aig Deabaidh air cultar is cànan nan Gàidheal, agus an togradh a bh’aice-se gus fàs a thoirt air a’ Ghàidhlig, `na bhrosnachadh maireannach aig muinntir…

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    25th Year for the Festival of the Island

    This year marks the 25th year for Féis an Eilein – and boy, we couldn’t be more excited! We have a whole host of activities planned throughout the summer months, from concerts to workshops to lessons for one and all. You won’t want to miss this wonderful celebration with friends and families as everyone gathers back home to celebrate together at the festival they grew up attending. We are thrilled to welcome new visitors to take-in and participate in all our festival events.  We want to invite you to join in our anniversary celebrations! Come ceilidh with us at our Open House on Wednesday, August 19th starting at 7:30pm. It will…

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    Tribute to Maxie

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our beloved Gaelic friend and mentor Maxie “Dan Angus” MacNeil, of Highland Hill, Cape Breton. Maxie was an integral part of Féis an Eilein, always willing to lend his voice for performances and workshops. He was very supportive of youth growing up in the culture by encouraging them to sing a song at the milling table and by being a kind and approachable member of the Gaelic community. We will also remember him greatly for his sense of humour. An iconic and important man, he will forever live on in our hearts and so too, in the lasting sounds his…

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    Féis an Eilein will sponsor a series of evening Gaelic language classes at 3 levels

    A new beginner class is being offered for school children and adults who have little or no knowledge of the language. An advanced beginner class will be offered for those former beginners who wish to begin to read and write the language. An advanced class will be offered which will focus on Conversational Gaelic. The Beginner and the Advanced Beginner classes will take place Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm for a period of 8 weeks, beginning on March 12th and continuing until April 30th. The Advanced class will take place from 7:30pm- 9:30pm for a period of 10 weeks beginning on March 12 and continuing until May14th. Classes take place at…

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    Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Awards

    Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award The award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, the award carries a cash value of $10,000. The recipient is required to apply the award to continuing the integration of arts and culture within the community. Comunn Féis an Eilein is very proud to have been named as the 2012 recipient of the Community Arts Presentation Award. Our organization and the community of Christmas Island was short listed in 2010 and 2011.The nomination was…