The Tiree Fèis was established in 1990 to foster and promote the language, culture and music of Tiree, making it as relevant as ever
to the lifestyle of the present day in a way which draws people of all ages.
’S ann sa bhliadhna 1989 a chuir buidheann de mhuinntir Thiriodh Fèis air dòigh airson cànan is ceòl an eilein a bhrosnachadh. An luib seo, tha eòlas air dualchas Thiriodh air
a shnaigheadh a-staigh do dhòigh-beatha an là ’n diugh ann
an dòigh a tha taitneach agus tarraingeach do shean is òg.
Chan fheum Gàidhlig a bhith agad a’tighinn, ach fàgaidh sibh
le beagan a’ bharrachd, agus, tha sinn an dòchas, le ùidh agus tuigse ann an cànan, cleachdaidhean agus dualchas Eilean Thiriodh.
“thig crìoch air saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl.”
The first Fèis Thiriodh was held in 1990 as a group of islanders, following in the footsteps of the Barra Fèis, sought to find a way
to re-invigorate the old ways of Tiree. Every July we promote this week-long festival of traditional culture with classes for young and old, and evenings filled with dances, cèilidhs, lectures and walks. Most of these traditions have been handed down to us through the medium of Gaelic, and we try to use the language
as much as possible. Even if you come with little or no Gaelic,
we hope you leave with a little bit more, and an enthusiasm for –
ar dualchas – our traditional culture – which Tiree has in such riches.
“the world will come to an end, love and music will endure” Gaelic proverb.