Young musicians hit Falkirk on their trad tour trail

The young musicians taking part in the Ceilidh Trail tour
The young musicians taking part in the Ceilidh Trail tour

Five talented young musicians will be getting a taste of life on tour and keep the traditional music flame burning brightly far and wide.

The forth annual Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail rolls out the reels on Saturday at the Tolbooth in Stirling and then heads out on a 12-date odyssey which sees the group stop off in Falkirk Folk Club in the Tolbooth Tavern, at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 and The Falkirk Wheel at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23.

Not only will the tour allow people to hear some great music, it will also give Mairi Bell (fiddle/vocals), Christopher Ferrie (guitar/percussion/whistle), Pablo Lafuente (fiddle/guitar), Callum McCluskey (bass/guitar/piano/vocals) and Jemma Stirling (fiddle/piano/voice) first hand experience of what it means to be professional musicians.

A Fèis Fhoirt spokesman said: “The Ceilidh Trail gives young people the opportunity to perform in public, enhancing their performance skills through a sustained period where they are treated as professional musicians and employed throughout their summer holidays.

“Not only do they learn from some of the best traditional musicians in the country about performance, they also learn about marketing, promotion and sound technology.”