Concert in Shoreline a Big Success

The NW Scottish Fiddlers performed for an enthusiastic crowd of all ages on Saturday, April 18th. The club offered up rousing sets, along with members of the club with their own groups: “Hot Cider”, The Cummings Family, The Youth Band, and soloist, Vienna.

Thanks to Calvin Presbyterian church for hosting us! Thanks to the amazing teamwork of all that helped out before, during, and after the show! Each and every one of the fiddlers/musicians made it work with the “can do” attitude the day of the concert- volunteering for any job that came along, not to mention practice, practice, practice! What a team!

Thank you Andrew Snoey, for the pictures!

Group shot before the concert with sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows to  give us some "unique" skin tones!

Group shot before the concert with sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows to give us some “unique” skin tones!

Youth band performs their spectacular set-

Youth band performs their spectacular set-

Evan and Elise- fiddle away, then give the audience a special treat by their group,  "Hot Cider".

Evan and Elise- fiddle away, then give the audience a special treat by their group, “Hot Cider”.

Our wonderful leader, to whom we are so grateful! Thank you Calum for all your organizing, planning and guidance!

Our wonderful leader, to whom we are so grateful! Thank you Calum for all your organizing, planning and guidance!

The Cummings family shared vocals, harp, and dancing by the girls.

The Cummings family shared vocals, harp, and dancing by the girls.

All together

All together

A duet with Vienna and Flora

A duet with Vienna and Flora

 

 

Coming THIS Weekend!

Calum MacKinnon -NW Scottish Fiddlers' music director, in addition to inspiring the group, is sure to have some great stories to share with everyone!

Calum MacKinnon -NW Scottish Fiddlers’ music director, in addition to inspiring the group, is sure to have some great stories to share with everyone!

We are truly excited to present our first full length concert at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline this coming Saturday night, at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30.

Here’s a link to the church’s website: http://www.calvinpc.org/events-activities/

For directions on how to get there: http://www.calvinpc.org/directions/

Hope to see you there!!

Another Great Workshop!

Fiddlers everywhere!

Fiddlers everywhere!

 

 

A fun moment with Alasdair

A fun moment with Alasdair

Saturday night jam on stage

Saturday night jam on stage

Happy Skekling from Alasdair and Natalie!

Happy Skekling from Alasdair and Natalie

Many thanks to our phenomenal instructors, Alasdair Fraser, and Natalie Haas, for a great weekend of learning, and a memorable set of tunes! Many thanks to the planning committee of the board for their dedication and hard work! Survey results from 39 of the 102 participants also showed overwhelming satisfaction with the workshop. We have some new ideas, we know where we can still improve, and, we’ll keep doing what we do best! We are already looking forward to next year!

If you’re having workshop withdrawal, here’s something to cure the blues- great rehearsal videos! First half: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9zYX67sSxg#t=460  and the second half: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4YOUsSOgo

Workshop Registration Deadline Extended!

Happy Holidays! There’s ONE last chance for those of you that didn’t quite get that registration in for the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Scottish Fiddle and Cello workshop coming up Jan. 16-18th on Whidbey Island, WA! For details, on the workshop or concert, go to: http://www.nwscottishfiddlers.org/scottish-music-workshop-…/ Enter “HOLIDAY” in the comment section to make sure we process your registration!

Be SURE you’re in the picture this year!

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Holiday Cheer December 13th

Plan to be in the Edmonds area on Saturday, December 13th, and take part in a little Christmas celebration with the Beggar Boys! At 3 PM, they will be sharing the holiday spirit at the United Methodist Church (828 Caspers Street).  Tickets are just $10 – $15. For details go to: http://www.beggarboys.com/home.html  Here’s a video clip as well: http://vimeo.com/8182666   See you there!Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 1.18.30 PM

Celtic Fling Cultural Festival!

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 2.32.42 PMOctober 18th, from 9 AM – 5PM, come out and enjoy the celebrations of art, music, and culture of the British Isles. Have lunch at the “Scotty Dog Cafe” or High Tea… all kinds of great opportunities!

Best of all members of our fiddle club, Dale and Judith Cummings, along with their band, Cronan will be performing at 2 PM.

It’s “Dues are Due!” time!

First meeting of the year!

First meeting of the year!


Members get great tips on playing Cape Breton-style from Calum MacKinnon, music director.

Members get great tips on playing Cape Breton-style from Calum MacKinnon, music director.


Just a friendly reminder that it is time to renew your fiddle club membership!

Membership for an individual costs a mere $25, and $35 for a family membership.

You may sign up on line- just look for our “Join/Renew” tab at the top of our homepage – you’ll be able to use Paypal that way. You may also send a check to our treasurer, Donna Varnau, at 725 Driftwood Lane, Edmonds, WA, 98020- but please be sure to indicate exactly whom the membership is for.

Remember, you’ll have access to our music library, and receive a $25 discount when you sign up for our annual Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas workshop in January!

We love to have new folks join us, and we love to see our loyal members keep coming back, year, after year!

Lots of excitement ahead! Hope you’ll join us!!

Workshop Registration now open!

Alasdair and Natalie Camp Casey Concert 2014

We are pleased to announce that registration for the seventh annual Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas workshop is on line! (The workshop will be held at Camp Casey, Coupeville, WA, January 16 – 18th, 2015.)

You will notice a few changes based on the suggestions from last years’ campers, and due to recently completely renovations at Camp Casey! Here’s just a short list of “what’s new”:

  • newly renovated additional housing right next door to Auditorium A,
  • Sunday concert starts an hour earlier (2 p.m.)for commuters (and football fans!),
  • an amplification system for improved communication in Auditorium A,
  • an additional building will be available for extra practice/jam sessions!

Click on the “Register” tab under Workshop to get started! Don’t forget to also renew or join Northwest Scottish Fiddlers to get a discount on registration!
Hope to see you soon!

 

 

First Meeting of the Year!

The first NW Scottish Fiddler’s meeting is coming up soon folks!  Get your fiddles out, rosin up that bow, and be sure to get in on all the activities- starting September 14th, at 2:00 p.m., sharp,  if you’re an adult… 1:00 p.m. if you’re a member of the youth band!

We will be holding meetings at the same location as last year, in the Fireside Room, at the Calvin Presbyterian Church- http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?cp=47.76552~-122.3612&where1=Calvin%20Presbyterian%20Church&FORM=SNAPST

Most likely, we’ll be treated to a new tune or two from Calum, re-visit an old set or two, and have time for a jam session as well. **Remember to bring something tasty to share for our potluck after the meeting!

See you there soon!!!

Scottish Fiddling in the Fireside Room

Scottish Fiddling in the Fireside Room