For those of us who have been before, coming to Taransay seems normal! On the other hand, we have all been before and know the million questions which remain unanswered. So whilst we don’t want to give away all of the answers here are a few of the FAQs which everybody wants to know before setting off.
A Dozen Taransay FAQs
1.What to expect at Taransay Fiddle Camp?
Fiddle classes from 9.30am to 3.30pm. with world class tutors.
Keyboard lessons with Andy Thorburn.
Gaelic Choir rehearsals 5.00pm nightly.
Typical evening events will be something like:
Monday Night-Session in the Steading.
Students are required to book their own accomodation in advance for the friday night after the concert and session in Tarbert.
.Check links for accomodation in Tarbert.
2.How do i join the Taransay Camp Waiting List?
Join the Taranday Fiddlers Yahoo group for details of booking and pricing.
3.How do i join the Taransay Camp Yahoo Forum?
Visit http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Taransayfiddlers/ and sign up.
4. How much does the Fiddle camp cost and when do you pay for fiddle camp?
A deposit is required to secure a space as the camp is oversubscribed each year.
You can pay in advance to Woody or on arrival on Taransay.
Cost is £300.00 for the week.This includes all classes,food,boat trips to and from Taransay,sessions , dances and all activities.
The Taransay Inn on Taransay charges £1.00 per item.
5. What should i take to Taransay fiddle camp?
A fiddle,recording equipment for classes,tent,sleeping bag,wet weather gear,waterproof footwear,some money for cds , merchandising and refreshments.
The boatman Capitan Macrae has asked if we could keep luggage to a minimum.
5(b)When does the fiddle camp start?
Starts Monday morning as soon as possible.The boat starts ferrying students from Ardhasaig to Taransay early monday morning.This is a 10 minute journey.
6. Galleries in Harris
Galleries / Art Work / Exhibitions
7. Sport in Harris
8.How can I get to Taransay?
The Island of Harris is easily accessible by both ferry and airplane. Within 1 hour you can be somewhere beautifully different.
Car / Ferry From the south, the usual approach is via the A82 / A87 to Uig on the Isle of Skye, via Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge and Portree.
The Skye to Harris ferry, departing from Uig, takes 1 hour 40 minutes. Hotel Hebrides is situated at Tarbert pier.
You can also travel on the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry by following the A9 / A835 north of Inverness. Hotel Hebrides is only 45 minutes by car from the terminal building.
Departure point for Taransay is Ardhasaig pier two miles north of Tarbert,Harris
Plane / Car Hire
There are regular flights to Stornoway from Glasgow (50 minutes), Inverness (35 minutes) and Edinburgh (1 hour). Car Hire is available from Stornoway Airport.
Western Isles Bus Time table:
9.Any telephone numbers.
10.Accomodation in Harris.
Tel: +44 (1859) 502081
Hotel Hebrides, Pier Road, Tarbert, Isle of Harris HS3 3DG Scotland
11.Things to do in Harris
Round the coast of Harris
Day trips to Taransay
Fishing Lacsdale Lochs – Sammy MacLeod Tel 01859 50 2009
12.How long has Taransay Fiddle Camp been happening?