It’s not too late to get your registration in, for what promises to be total submersion in musical sunshine this coming January! The official deadline is December 20th and the workshop commences just a short month after that- January 17th. Contact us at weekend@nwscottishfiddlers if you need help registering, or fear you might have trouble meeting that registration deadline! Meanwhile, go to our Workshop Pages for all the details! Hope to see you there soon!!
Tickets for the January 19th Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas concert are available to the public through Brown Paper Tickets. The concert will be held in Auditorium A, Ft. Casey in Coupeville. Doors open at 2:30, concert begins at 3:00 p.m.
If you are on Whidbey Island, you may also pick up tickets in Coupeville (Linds RX, Bayleaf, Local Grown, Coupeville Auto Repair and CWCC), Port Townsend (Wandering Angus), Oak Harbor (WInd & Tide Bookshop, and Click Music), Freeland (U-Haul- Tartan Thistle), and Langley (Moonraker Book Store).
Tired of all the “Black Friday” hype?
Get away from it all and get yourself ready for the really big event, just 50 days away! Yes! Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’s Scottish Fiddle Whidbey Island Getaway is coming soon! There’s still time to sign up for the workshop- just use the pull down tab on our home page to get started!
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers’ Youth band, along with Guinevere Saenger, performed at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center this past weekend, on Nov. 1st and 2nd as a part of the Keith Highlanders’ Pipe Band annual concert. They played their own sets, and solos as well. All went well, it was hard to say who enjoyed it the most, the audience, or the performers!
Calum MacKinnon, our music director, will be playing at the Bellingham Masquerade Ball, Saturday, Oct. 26th, with Ryan McKasson, Andy Imbrie, and Ginny Snow! The Grand March starts at 7:45, with dancing underway shortly after! Spectators can join in the fun for a mere $15. It’s at the Majestic Ballroom– how much fun- come enjoy great music and watch the dancers! Amazing!!!
UPDATE (10/18): Northwest Scottish Fiddler members- YOU can attend this as an observer for FREE!
Click on the link below the poster to go there directly!
Fiddle club members Dale and Judith Cummings, and their band, Cronan, will be playing this coming Saturday, at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Celtic Fling. They will be playing at 3 p.m. For those of you who might know Seumas Gagne, he’ll be playing at 2:00! Come join in the fun! Details at: http://www.slighe.com/calendar.php
Just a reminder- it is time to renew your membership! We aim to make it easy for you, so there’s several ways to go about this. Perhaps the quickest way, is to look for the pull down tab, at the top of our home page, right under the picture! The tab says, “Join/Renew”. Click on it, and you’re on your way!
You’ll be asked to complete the membership form because it’s important for us to keep contact information updated. You’ll see some funky writing in a box- you have to tell the system what those letters and numbers are for security purposes, then hit “submit”.. You’ll then get your chance to pay, using Paypal, next.
If submitting this kind of information on-line isn’t your cup of tea, you can look for the pdf version of the membership form, and print it! Fill it out, and send it to Donna, our esteemed treasurer (complete information on the form itself!), or bring the completed form and your check to the next meeting!
Thanks for renewing your membership! It helps the club offer scholarships and supports our various club activities throughout the year.
Four days and counting until we get back together and do what we do best: Scottish Fiddling! The new season will start off on September 8th, at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, in Shoreline, in the Fireside room once again.
Youth band meets at 1:00 p.m. Rumor has it Christina and Niki will be there before they leave for college and new adventures! General meeting will kick off at 2:00 as Calum MacKinnon leads the way, with new tunes and new sets!
A potluck will be held at the end of the meeting, so don’t forget to bring something to share, if you’re so inclined! Remember, you can also bring a recording device, even a music stand if need be! See you soon!!!!!
It might seem like a typo, but no, you’re reading this correctly! You’ll want to put this on your calendar now, it will be a most unique gig opportunity for the club!! We have been invited (and accepted the offer!) to be the opening act for the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy celebration at the China Harbor Restaurant http://www.chinaharborseattle.com, in Seattle. This will be Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2014!
There will be a paying crowd (this has been a fund raiser in the past) of about 275 guests, mostly either Scottish or Chinese, as you might imagine! The entire event runs from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
So, what is it exactly? Basically, it’s a celebration of Robert Burns’ Day and the Chinese New Year, all rolled into one! For more details, see http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.org/Toddish_McWong___The_Story.html
You will not be able to stay for dinner unless, I assume, you purchase tickets for the event. Information on China Harbor’s website, at this time, only has last year’s details, on how to get tickets, etc.. So, be watching their web site if you and your friends or family want to join in on the complete celebration!
You’ll find quite a little bit of information on Wikipedia, as well. This has become quite the event! Meanwhile…. SAVE THAT DATE – Feb. 16th, 2014!!