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Feis na Mara

Art & Culture

We want to bring Scotland's top musicians to a small highland community, to inspire the next generation of musicians through performance.

Total received £3,342.10

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About this cause

Feis Na Mara (Festival by the Sea) is a local music festival with an aim of getting the young involved with music and dance. The committee organise a weekend of cultural fun by inviting Scotland's top musicians to inspire and teach the young locals, which in turn creates the musicians of the future. The event for the community is in Arisaigs Ashley Hall this year and is on the first weekend of October. The committee organise the hiring of the hall, bands, lighting, Sound, licences, , teaching workshops, accommodation for the musicians and are hands on through the weekend, all volunteers. objectives 1. Inspire the community to participate in music. 2.Create a weekend of song, dance and story telling within a £24,000 budget. 3. Source funding of 30% to make tickets affordable for all.

How this cause brings people in the community together

At previous years FNM the bar has been run by the Swimming pool, canoe club, lifeboat and MMCC group. A fundraising barbeque has been organised by the coastguard , the local old folks centre (the macIntosh) were bussed down for the children's concerts and competitions have been arranged in the school for art work etc. All in all we are open to any group that can fundraise over the weekend.