ACGA Fèis Schedule

Clàr-Obrach na Fèise: Fèis Schedule


Thursday / Diardaoin (Sept. 21)

3-6 pm: You may arrive and register at the Antiochian Village any time after 3 pm. Registration should be by the cafeteria.

6-7 pm: Dinner at the Antiochian Village.

7:30 pm: Fàilte / Welcome and Orientation with Mike MacKay

8-10 pm: Informal Cèilidh (Come ready to sing or play!)

Friday / Dihaoine (Sept. 22)

8-8:50 am: Breakfast at the Antiochian Village

8 am-5 pm: Registration for the Fèis and Mòd. During the Fèis, registration will be handled at the event itself. Seek out event staff.

8:50-9 am: Fàilte / Welcome and Orientation

Morning Sessions

9-9:50 am: Song Workshop with Margaret Stewart:  Òrain co-cheangailte ri Eilthireachd agus na Fuadaichean / Songs of Emigration and the Clearances

9:50-10:00 am: Briseadh (Break)

10-10:50 am: Harp Workshop with James Ruff: The Clàrsach (Wire-strung Harp) in Gaelic Tradition.

Harps of all types welcome, though you won’t have to play the harp to enjoy this workshop.

10:50-11 am: Briseadh (Break)

11-11:50 am: Song Workshop with Murdo MacDonald: Òrain à Siadar a’ Chladaich / Songs from Siadar a’ Chladaich, Lewis

11:50 am-12 pm: Briseadh (Break)

12-1 pm: Lunch at the Antiochian Village

Afternoon Sessions (Concurrent)

1-3 pm: “Cèilidh 101”: Instrumental workshop for all musicians focusing on learning and playing sets of dance music together. Led by Murdo “Wasp” MacDonald.

1-3 pm: Open Song Workshop: Have a particular song you want to learn, or questions about Gaelic singing and performance style? Bring them. Led by Margaret Stewart

3-5 pm: Tiugainn air Sgrìob! Weather permitting, we will take a guided nature walk and learn Gaelic in the great outdoors with instructor Mike MacKay.

3-5 pm: We will have space available for those who want to practice together, sing together or simply chat.

5:30-6:30 pm: Dinner at the Antiochian Village

7 pm: Opening of the 3oth Annual U.S. National Mòd