Highlands & Islands

New Gaelic music app aimed at children

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Image caption The app will include music played by traditional musicians and bands

An app has been developed to introduce young children to traditional music, song, stories and dance.

Youth arts organisation Fèis Rois will make it available as a free download for use on most mobile devices.

Called Fun Folk, it will be launched at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh on 1 June.

Former BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Robyn Stapleton and Mod gold medallist Darren MacLean have recorded items for the app.

The app has both Scottish and Gaelic content.

Members of traditional music bands including Treacherous Orchestra and The Shee have also been involved.

Funded by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative, the project also saw a team of artists working with more than 400 children in nursery schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and the Highlands.

They collated a number of songs, games, activities, stories and dances that feature on the app.

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