An integral part of the course involves studying the Gaelic heritage and language, both of which have strongly influenced traditional music over the years.  You’ll have the chance to enjoy Gaelic festivals and discover the rich history behind the music.  Uist is well known for its strong Gaelic -language community and this provides an ideal and supportive environment to develop your language skills.  These classes will focus on conversation skills, and on making the most of being in a living Gaelic environment.  Examples of learning activities may include a trip to the local museum, potato planting or a beach walk delivered through the Gaelic language.

Over the years, the department has developed solid partnership programmes with local community groups such as Ceolas, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, festivals/feisean.  Our department also enjoys strong links with media and other agencies in the creative industries - meaning that each year we are able to respond to a variety of different opportunities available to us to provide a range of valuable learning experiences; including performance, teaching, recording or film and music.