Donald Iain Brown leading the Fèis Bheag in 1990
Photograph of Donald Iain Brown leading the Fèis Bheag in 1990.
Fèis Thiriodh, the Tiree Fèis, lasts for a week in July. Children over nine years can take part and many come from the mainland, especially those who have Tiree connections.
Children under eight who understand Gaelic are welcome to attend Fèis Bheag (the small fèis) which is conducted entirely through the Gaelic language. Donald Iain Brown is seen in this photograph leading the group in the Primary School at Cornaigmore in 1990.
A founder member of the Fèis, Dr John Holliday, said, ‘The [Gaelic] language is crucial to the culture, stories, singing and dancing. Without the language people can never really have the culture and more needs to be done to develop ways for children to use Gaelic within the arts.’
Black and white photograph of the Feis Bheag in 1990.
The 1990 Feis Bheag in Tiree High School with tutor Donald Iain Brown and John Campbell of Cornaigbeg on the right.