29th Annual Féis an Eilein

AUGUST 20-24, 2019

Féis an Eilein is a community-based festival designed to promote the Gaelic language and culture of our area through educational and social activities for people of all ages. Christmas Island is home to the first Féis held outside of Scotland. Friends, relatives, and visitors from near and far come to the Féis each year. If you have even a little of the Gàidhlig we invite you to use it during our events!

If you have even a little of the Gàidhlig we invite you to use it during our events!

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Tuesday, August 20

Tì is Seanachas

“Tea & Conversation”

2-4pm | Free. Wheelhouse Cafe, Grand Narrows.

 

Céilidh nam Pìobairean “The Piper’s Céilidh”

7:30pm | $15 Children 14 & under $5

Bean an Taighe Joyce MacDonald. Cody, Cameron & Aidan MacNeil. Dawn and Margie Beaton, Mac Morin, Kenneth MacKenzie & Rodney MacDonald.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Gaelic Language Classes

10am-4pm | $25/per day ~ Seniors & Students $10

Beginner Gaelic TIP class with Amber Buchanan.

Advanced class with Angus MacLeod.

 

Ar Seanachas, Ar Daoine agus Ar n-Àiteachan

“Our Stories, Our People and Our Places”

7:30pm | Adm. by donation

Bean an Taighe Lorrie MacKinnon. Tea & Lunch will be served.

 

Thursday, August 22

Guitar Workshop

10-11:30am | $6

Facilitated by Donnie Campbell. All ages.

 

Gaelic Language Classes

10am-4pm | $25/per day ~ Seniors & Students $10

Common Phrases with Amber Buchanan.

Advanced class with Angus MacLeod.

 

Family “Biscuit Baking” 4-6pm | Free

Instructor Maggie MacNeil. Open to all ages, children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Milling Song Workshop 6pm | $6

Instructor Angus MacLeod.

 

Milling Frolic

7:30pm | $10

Tea and lunch served.

 

Friday, August 23

Stepdancing Workshop

10-11:30am | $6

Facilitated by Maggie MacNeil. All ages.

 

Latha De Dh ’Òrain

“Day of Gaelic Songs”

$6 per workshop

11:00am-12:30pm

Hannah Krebs

1-2:30pm

Colin Watson

2:45-4:15pm

Emily MacDonald

 

Féis Children’s Concert & Family Square Sets

7-9pm | Donation.

Students of our summer music program will

perform in a Féis style recital. Ceilidh to follow with Maggie and Donnie MacNei. Hotdogs & Icecream.

Saturday, August 24

Chanter Workshop

10-11:30am | $6

Facilitated by Aiden, Cameron & Cody MacNeil.

All ages.

 

Laoidhean Gàidhlig “Gaelic Hymns”

10:30am-12pm | $6

Mo Chairdean members will honour Rod C MacNeil through common hymns. Christmas Island Church

 

Sreath de dh’Òrain “Gaelic Song Circle”

1:30pm | Donation.

Fear an Taighe Joe Murphy. 7435 Grand Narrows Hwy, Big Beach.

 

Gabh do Naidheachd “Tell Your News”

3:30pm | Donation.

Fear an Taighe Shamus Y. MacDonald. 7435 Grand Narrows Hwy, Big Beach.

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