Gaelic Music Repertoire Skills

What is special about this course?

Acclaimed piper and producer Iain MacDonald teaches tunes from the pipe and fiddle traditions - dance tunes, jigs, reels, strathspeys to marches and slow airs.  This class will explore a range of ornamentation and techniques to create flowing and rhythmically secure performances.

Entry requirements

Open to intermediate to experienced players aged 14 and up. You must be at intermediate level or above on your instrument in order to participate in this class.

The class teaches repertoire in a group setting.  The class will be taught as a group by ear and sheet music will be provided at the end of each session.


You will need access to broadband and a working instrument

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online

How long will my course last?

10 Week

Tuesday, 1 hour from 4 - 5 pm

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Barra Campus)
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Benbecula Campus)

Start date



Please contact for further information on fees and funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This class will develop your repertoire and enable you to gain a wider musical perspective and reference materials when collaborating with others in community and or professional contexts.  Development of performance and repertoire knowledge will enable you to apply to further music study or enhance existing practice.

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Apply for Gaelic Music Repertoire Skills

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01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.