Ceilidh Trail in Orkney

Josephine de Geer from Orkney is amongst 14 other young Scottish musicians who will be performing in Orkney as part of The Ceilidh Trail.

Scots Trail musicians

Fifteen young musicians from across Scotland have toured on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail.

Aged between 16 and 25 and many of them are studying at some of the country’s leading music schools, including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The project provides a professional development opportunity and a stepping stone between studying and launching a career as a performing artist.

Based in Ross-Shire, Fèis Rois is one of Scotland’s leading traditional arts organisations, providing opportunities for people of all ages to participate in Scottish traditional music, song and dance. Fèis Rois offers a busy year-round programme of events: from weekly music classes across Ross-Shire to residential courses for young people and adults alike as well as enabling young musicians to tour across Scotland and commissioning high profile new music.

The Ceilidh Trail project gives young musicians the chance to gain work experience as a touring artist.

This year’s Scots Ceilidh Trail features Emily Shields from Stirling on guitar, Steven Stark from Auchtermuchty on drums, Lewis McLaughlin from Edinburgh on fiddle, Josephine de Geer from Orkney on flute and Caitlin Forbes from Caithness on voice and fiddle.

Fiona Dalgetty, Fèis Rois Chief Executive  said:

“We are excited to bring this year’s Ceilidh Trail to Orkney with another stellar line-up of young musicians.

“The Ceilidh Trail is a hugely successful cultural tourism project and we now see visitors to Scotland planning their trips so that they can link up with our concerts throughout the summer.

“We are pleased to be building on our successful partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage with performances at nature reserves across the country.

“In Orkney,  we are partnering with the The Reel, St Magnus Cathedral, and others to showcase high-quality Scottish traditional music.”

Events in Orkney

  • 7th August, 7pm – Skaill House – £7/£5
  • 8thAugust, 2-4pm – St Magnus Cathedral – Free admission
  • 8thAugust, 8.30pm – Stromness Hotel – Free admission
  • 9th August, 8pm – The Reel – £10/£8

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