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Renfrewshire pupils to come together for Gaelic showcase

School pupils from across Renfrewshire will come together for a Gaelic showcase this Saturday.

Around 60 young people aged from eight to 18 will take part in the 90 minute concert staged by Fèis Phàislig at Park Mains High School in Erskine.

Renfrewshire pupils to come together for Gaelic showcase

It features work from a project funded by Renfrewshire Council’s Culture, Heritage and Events (CHE) Fund, set up to support the town’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021.

The fund was launched in 2015 as a way of getting people involved in culture and unlocking Renfrewshire’s creative potential. It continues as a key legacy now that the competition is over, with applications from local groups invited for further rounds of funding.

A Gaelic Choir will provide the soundtrack while talented youngsters who attend CHE funded weekly instrument accordion, fiddle and guitar lessons will also perform

Pupils who have been taking part in drama workshops will also showcased their new skills, in both English and Gaelic.

The workshops and choir were funded by the MOD Local Organising Committee for 2021/2022. The event will come to Paisley in one of those years.

Fèis Phàislig recently performed at the Trad Awards in Paisley.