Everett Public Library Concert

Once again, a great time was had by all at the Everett Public Library concert, May 1st. The library provided every chair possible, and eventually we had a standing room only situation- full of enthusiastic concert goers. Highlights of the concert are below. Thank you, Everett Public Library, for your hospitality! Thank you, Calum MacKinnon for your leadership!

Pre-concert photo- we are ready to go!

Pre-concert photo- we are ready to go!

Calum receives recognition for starting the club 10 years ago.

Calum receives recognition for starting the club 10 years ago.

Calum MacKinnon, music director, extraordinaire!

Calum MacKinnon, music director, extraordinaire!

Does the fiddler tap the feet, or do the feet tap the fiddler?

Does the fiddler tap the feet, or do the feet tap the fiddler?

The fiddle club has been fortunate to have members of Hot Cider join us for the concert.

The fiddle club has been fortunate to have members of Hot Cider join us for the concert.

Also a part of the fiddle club for years, the Cummings Family players.

Also a part of the fiddle club for years, the Cummings Family players.

Flying high - Flora and Elinor perform the thrilling sword dance.

Flying high – Flora and Elinor perform the thrilling sword dance.

Youth band plays a set, with Vienna Scheyer leading.

Youth band plays a set, with Vienna Scheyer leading.

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A moment of appreciation for the club president, Marcia Thumma-

Everett Public Library Performance May 1st

Scotland comes to Everett May 1st,  as the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers return for a repeat performance at the main Everett Public Library auditorium, downtown Everett.  Music from Scotlalnd, Nova Scotia, and the Shetland Islands will be featured, on fiddles, guitar, piano and string bass, under the musical direction of Calum MacKinnon, long time Scottish fiddler, from Edmonds. There will something for everyone- including solos, family acts, dancing, and singing. The club has performed to standing room only crowds at Seattle’s Folklife and other venues, and looks forward to again sharing our music with Everett.”

How did we all get on stage?

Concert May, 2014 at the library.

Doors open at 1:30, show starts at 2:00

The show is free and open to the public. For more information go to: http://epls.org/calendar/main-library/4784

Rehearsal Video from Workshop

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since we were first gathered together to begin our Scottish musical journey with Alasdair and Natalie!

If you’re looking for a video to guide you through those great tunes you learned just a week ago, look no further!  Many thanks to Jasmin Dickerson for your effort!  Photos are coming in daily now, and we’ll do our best to share them, too.  (Just click on “video” above!)

Happy practicing! and stayed tuned on news for next years’ workshop!!

Fiddle raid in progress, lead by the fearless Alasdair!

Fiddle raid in progress, lead by the fearless Alasdair!

How to Find Us-

The workshop is around the corner!  Here’s a must have map if you’ve never attended before!

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PRINT this map to help you navigate your way around.http://www.nwscottishfiddlers.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Screen-Shot-2015-12-16-at-4.52.20-PM.png  PLEASE NOTE: there will be sandwich boards out on Engle Road to  help you spot where to turn in.  Registration occurs in Auditorium A.  Parking is available on three of the four sides of the auditorium.

Workshop is Full!

We’re sorry!
You read it right! The workshop is full!

YOU CAN STILL GET TICKETS for the concert though. Hurry!  Go to Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2405699  Ticket sales will end shortly.

Tickets for the concert will also be available at the door, while available.

Alasdair Fraser

Alasdair Fraser

Natalie Haas

Natalie Haas

We will put you on a wait list if you email us:

*your name,
*contact information,
* how many people you would like to sign up.

We thank you for your interest. We will contact you immediately if an opening should become available. You will be contacted in the order we receive requests.

Get Your Registration In!

We hope you join us in 2016!

We hope you join us in 2016!

Two good reasons to get your registration in for the upcoming Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Scottish Fiddle workshop in January!

First, the registration deadline is December 15th- registrations received after this date will be put on a wait-list.

Second, we are filling up- and have limits as to how many folks we can accommodate in order to make sure everyone has a great learning experience.

Go to our registration tab under “Workshop” above to get started!

Youth Band Member competes in Scotland

Vienna_August 2015_World Pipeband Championships Glasgow Scotlan

One might wonder why a piper is featured on the Fiddle Club website… Well, she’s no ordinary piper, and she’s the leader of the club’s youth band!  In August, she competed as part of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band, in the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Overall, the band came in 6th, and they were featured on King 5 news- here’s the link so you can see them in action. Vienna will be the young lady in the front row: http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/08/15/nw-junior-pipe-band-places-6th–world-championships/31783447/

WAY TO GO, VIENNA! and congratulations to the Northwest Junior Pipe Band!

September 1st Registration Begins!

It's time! Make plans to join the fun!

It’s time! Make plans to join the fun!

Class begins- with enthusiastic musicians ready to learn and play!

Class begins- with enthusiastic
musicians ready to learn and play!

Yes! September 1st you can make your reservation for one of the best Scottish fiddle weekends on this side of the continent! January 15 – 17, 2016.  Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas will once again join us on Whidbey Island.  See the pull down tab “Workshop” then look for the Registration option on the tab- just one click and you are on your way!