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Item posted: Tuesday 5th June , 2007

Studying Traditional Music in the Hebrides

The cat is out of the bag in the traditional music world. Benbecula is putting itself on the map as a unique place to consider as an option for a year of study in a stunning location. The course features time to develop at your own pace, fantastic facilities including a professional studio, excellent resident and visiting lecturers, and the chance to gig around the beautiful Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Lews Castle College (LCC), Benbecula campus is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands network and the traditional music and Gaelic courses have steadily been growing in reputation since their inception in 2000. Now students are coming from as far a-field as New Zealand, Germany, Poland and the USA to immerse themselves in the rich Gaelic music culture of the Uists, one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Benbecula is renowned for its stunning beaches, and wild life, making it a painter