Announcing Rona Lightfoot at Fèis Seattle 2019

Rona MacDonald Lightfoot

We are excited to announce that Rona MacDonald Lightfoot will be joining us as a presenter at Fèis Seattle this August.


Born and raised on the island of South Uist amidst a wealth of gaelic music and culture, Rona learned piping at an early age from her father whilst at the same time absorbing traditional gaelic songs from her mother (bean earsaidh ragnaill) who has been recognised as a fountain of knowledge as well as a particularly gifted exponent of gaelic music in the oral tradition.

As a consequence Rona became an accomplished piper as well as a fine singer of traditional gaelic song, with a wide repertoire and a full knowledge and understanding of the connections and interaction between the two.

Rona now lives in Inverness and is much in demand at Feisan and Ceolas, and has taught her music throughout the Highlands of Scotland as well as in the United States of America and Canada.

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A New Year, A New Look

Bliadhna mhath ùr!

It’s a new year and we are excited to announce the release of a new look for Slighe nan Gàidheal. The update includes a new logo, font, colors, and a new website. After 20 years we decided to bring a fresh look that reflects our traditions and looks to continued growth as we move forward.

Our new logo, with its elegant typeface, simpler logo mark, and the more subdued colors serves to reflect the idea of heritage and tradition, while still representing a modern and professional society. The thistle symbolism also nods to Scotland. The new logo will be more easily used in different media such as web and various print applications.

The website will feature new branding, pages, and navigation, but you will still be able to find events, register for classes, and contact us. There is also be a new Fèis page with an option to register online, and more content will be added as it develops. You will begin seeing the new logo in other applications as the year progresses.

We look forward to continuing to share our love of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with you in the coming year.

-The Board of Directors