Ceilidh Trail returns to folk museum

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IT is well-known that Glenesk is the place to hear good music.

This summer The Ceilidh Trail returns to the Retreat visitor centre and Glenesk Folk Museum on Thursday, July 19 for an afternoon and evening of brilliant Scottish music played by some of Scotland’s most talented young musicians.

From 2 pm to 4 pm there will be a free session.

From 7.30 pm there is an evening ceilidh of music, with tickets at £5 (children £1).

Giving especially selected young musicians a chance to enjoy professional touring, this exciting project was established in 1999 to support vibrant traditional music development in the Highlands and beyond.

It is part of the Feis movement, the Feisean, started in the Hebridean island of Barra in 1981 and now seen as one of the most successful arts initiatives in Scotland.

This year there are Ceilidh Trails going to Argyll, Lochaber, Ross-shire, Skye, Sutherland, Stirling and the Trossachs and the Cairngorm National Park.

The project is supported by at least twelve funding bodies including Creative Scotland, and Highland, Aberdeenshire and Angus Councils.

The Feisean encompasses youth work in the arts together with employment opportunities and community work.

In the Cairngorm National Park it works with local businesses to develop cultural tourism. 

“We are delighted to welcome The Ceilidh Trail back to our community run centre in Glenesk.” said Anna Robson, manager of the Glenesk Retreat, home to the much loved and nationally significant Glenesk Folk Museum.

“The museum has something for everyone including archive facilities, children’s dressing up and games. We have a nature trail and out door play area.

“We have full conference facilities and our gift shop specialises in locally made crafts. We serve fresh  produce deliciously prepared by our chef Andrew Bickerstaff and we are open every day from 12pm and 6pm.

All enquires and bookings are welcome on 01356 648 070.