Our Mission

Founded in 2006, Northwest Scottish Fiddlers’ play and share traditional Scottish fiddle music guided by renown fiddler, Calum MacKinnon. We are committed to having fun, making friends, and playing traditional Scottish music.

What We Do

Monthly Club Meetings: Learn new tunes by ear, practice for performances, and jam with fellow fiddlers! Meetings are led by Marcia Thumma, president, and are held at the member’s homes in the Seattle area. For meeting locations, check the calendar, note the list of meetings to the side of the calendar. Click on that day, and meeting location will be available there! We have wonderful guest instructors, such as Calum MacKinnon, visit us some months, other months, we’ll review and jam.

Youth Band: Offers our youngest members a chance to learn from each other, play together, and learn additional sets for performances.

Performances: Northwest Scottish Fiddlers appear in performances throughout the year, including Seattle’s Folklife Festival, Everett Public Library gigs, Gung Haggis Fat Choy in Seattle and more!

Workshop: The club sponsors and organizes the annual Scottish Fiddle workshop with Alasdair Fraser (fiddle) and Natalie Haas (cello) at Camp Casey, Whidbey Island.

Who Can Join

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers welcomes players of all ages of acoustic string instruments including:

  • Violin & Viola
  • Cello & String Bass
  • Guitar & Mandolin
  • Piano

You don’t need any prior background with Scottish music or practice learning by ear. Members have access to sheet music (through the website) so you can learn the music your way.

Interested? Come to our next meeting to see for yourself!


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