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Gaelic Drama – Teaching

START: 04 August 2014
END: 08 August 2014
COST: £490 all inclusive / £250 course only

Course Content

Throughout the course, participants will engage in a series of workshops and discussions with with tutors from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Artair Donald, Drama Artist in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

Individual and group activities will be used to explore the use of Gaelic language in teaching acting skills. As well as focusing on practical performance techniques, participants will be encouraged to engage creatively with teaching methodologies.

The course also aims to provide a forum to discuss the role of the Gaelic language in Scottish theatre and shape how the tradition develops in the future.

Although taught bilingually, this course is most suitable for teachers and theatre practitioners with a reasonable grasp of the Gaelic language and will provide a supportive and challenging environment in which all participants can explore and learn.

Course Aims:                                                 

This week long course is designed for anyone interested in developing teaching skills.  It may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field.

By the end of the course participants should have:

Gained a greater knowledge of contemporary Gaelic texts.
Examined techniques for teaching acting skills.
Had the opportunity to work creatively using the Gaelic language
Engaged in topical discussions around the role of Gaelic in Scottish theatre.
Drama as an educational tool within curriculum for excellence.


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,


Isle of Skye

IV44 8RQ

Students should arrive at the College on Sunday afternoon/evening to be ready for the course start Monday morning.  The special all inclusive cost includes accommodation for 5 nights and meals at the College.

Course leader:

Artair Donald

Artair was brought up on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of Tiree and has been acting professionally for over 20 years.  He has performed on radio, stage, television and film.  He is known for his regular appearances as Coinneach on the Gaelic TV soap Machair (STV) for over 8 years and more recently, appearing on Rab C. Nesbitt and Eilbheas (BBC Scotland).  In addition to broadcast, he has also been working in theatre particularly Gaelic theatre development for many years and most recently Cartoon Theatre, touring throughout Scotland with a newly created show in Gaelic.

Artair is also the Artistic Director of the Gaelic Drama Summer School run by Feisean nan Gaidheal and also runs a Gaelic youth theatre in Glasgow.

Further Information

This course may be eligible for financial support in the form of a bursary, further information to follow.

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