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The world will come to an end, goes the old Gaelic saying, but music and love will endure. Gaelic traditional music is famed for its beauty and diversity and is a vibrant part of a culture which has endured in Scotland for 1500 years. So when you visit Scotland be sure to take in some performances featuring Gaelic music - you will be thrilled and uplifted and the experience, like the music, will endure. And what about love? Well, that's up to you….

Use the list of web-sites on the page as a starting point for your exploration of Gaelic music.

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  • Gaelic and Celtic Music
  • Achiltibuie Piping School Pipers have been taught here for generations, a tradition still maintained today.
  • Briathra-Amhran-Ceol Not for profit on-line music store with an entirely Celtic content, the widest range of Scots Gaelic CDs, mp3s, Gaelic lyrics and books.
  • Caberfeidh Music The site promotes the debut album of Kenny MacKenzie - 'the reel mackenzie'
  • Margaret Stewart - Gaelic singer from the Isle of Lewis
  • Information on Gaelic Music and Song
  • Trigallia Celtic Festival Trigallia is a Celtic Festival that happens every two years in the town of Argenta (Italy) that is 50 km South-East from Bologna. It includes some of the most important artists of celtic music. The next festival will happen in June 2005 (18 – 26).
  • Aberdeen Gaelic Choir Aberdeen Gaelic Choir
  • University of Stirling - Scotttish Summer Schools/Weekends Details of various summer schools/weekends which promote the learning of various aspects of Scottish history and culture including Gaelic Language
  • Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir In the summer season the choir performs regularly in the Mishnish hotel and onboard visiting cruise ships.
  • An Drochaid/The Bridge Skye & Lochalsh Traditional Music Project.
  • Briathra-Amhran-Ceol A new concept in the World of Gaelic. Meaning in English, “Words, Song & Music”, it is an on-line store with an entirely Celtic content. Widest range of Scots Gaelic CDs and mp3s, Gaelic lyrics and CDs from the 9 other Celtic regions of the World. All profits go to Gaelic Development.
  • Ceòl Nis Festival: 25-27 July Ceòl Nis is the annual music festival held in Ness, Isle of Lewis held this year July 25, 26, 27. The festival is run by Ness based Taigh Dhonnchaidh - Arts & Music Centre which runs many arts events and classes in NW Lewis throughout the year.
  • Edinbane Music Festival, Isle of Skye Community festival which takes place in the small village of Edinbane in the north of Skye. Famous for great bands both local and not so local. A great weekend of world-class music, fun, dance and good craic.
  • Fèisean nan Gàidheal - Gaelic Arts Tuition Festivals The website of Fèisean nan Gàidheal which was established in 1988 as an umbrella association of the Fèis movement or arts tuition festivals. The organisation offers grant-aid, training programmes, insurance and many other services to its members.
  • Fèis nan Òran Tha an fhèis seo a' comharrachadh dualchas nan òran Gàidhlig ann an Alba 's an Èirinn. This festival celebrates the shared Gaelic song tradition of Scotland and Ireland.
  • Feis Rois Fèis Rois stages three Fèisean: the Junior and Senior Fèisean are residential 5-day festivals taking place during school holidays, while the Adult Fèis takes place over a long weekend.
  • Fiona Mackenzie - Gaelic singer from Dingwall Well known Gaelic singer from the Highlands who is now working for Highland Council as the Mairi Mhor Gaelic Song Fellow - to promote interest and participation in Gaelic Singing.
  • highlandtunes.com At highlandtunes.com we give you the opportunity to give someone else the timeless gift of music — a Highland tune.
  • Macmeanmna, Scotland's specialist Gaelic Music Company CD's from top Scottish and Celtic artistes including Blair Douglas, Cliar, Bruce MacGregor, Arthur Cormack and Mac-talla
  • Piping in Skye A history of the bagpipes in the Isle of Skye, with links to other Highland instruments.
  • Skye Scene Highland Ceilidh Skye Scene offers music gatherings during summer in Portree which feature Gaelic & Scottish Songs, fiddle and clarsach music, bagpiping, dancing and an audio-visual welcome to Skye.
  • The Cowal Highland Gathering, Dunoon The official website of one of the world's largest and most spectacular Highland Games; the Cowal Highland Gathering. Contains descriptions of the events, results and news. Also has on-line shopping
  • The Hebridean Celtic Festival Established in 1995, this vibrant and diverse gathering has become one of the most eagerly awaited attractions on the Celtic music calendar. It is held in Stornoway in mid July,
  • The Royal National Mòd The National Mòd is Scotland's premier festival of the Gaelic language and culture. Held annually, it is a competition-based festival celebrating Gaelic language and culture through music, drama and dance.
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