Opening Act of 2014 Workshop Video

Here’s a great video, thanks to Barry Rix, our great “sound guy”- who set up the microphones, and all the rest! This is Northwest Scottish Fiddlers – all 20 minutes of it, performing our opening act! We shall remember it also, as the day the Seahawks won the playoff, won’t we?!

Opening act, with Calum requesting a favor from the audience.

Opening act, with Calum requesting a wee favor from the audience.

Gung Haggis Fat Choy

Early on in the show- Calum gets us going on some reels.

Early on in the show- Calum gets us going on some reels.

Youth band  with Vienna, Sam, and Flora.

Youth band with Vienna, Sam, and Flora.

Guinevere Saenger, piano, Dale Cummings on guitar and Jason Thumma on string bass!  What a combo!!!

Guinevere Saenger, piano, Dale Cummings on guitar and Jason Thumma on string bass! What a combo!!!

Never seen a Scottish kilt paired with a silk Chinese smoking jacket? You missed your chance if you weren’t at Gung Haggis Fat Choy in Seattle February 16th. China Harbor restaurant displayed a large collection of clan flags, as you can see, and the Canadian flag was up as well. About 400 people in attendance made it “interesting” trying to hear ourselves at times, but, when all was said and done, everyone agreed it was a fun gig! Not a dull moment!  Thank you Cindy Scheyer for some great photos!

Rehearsal Video from Weekend Workshop

 

Working out some choons in the gymnasium after the infamous raid on the cellos!

Working out some choons in the gymnasium after the infamous raid on the cellos!

So, at our meeting today, we played through the tunes we learned at our recent Alasdair Fraser/Natalie Haas Scottish fiddle workshop. We want to keep these tunes alive and well, and a part of our repertoire! Here’s a great way to get the tunes in your head— try out this video! 

Blogspot Writer Highlights the Concert and NWSF!

A while back, an email arrived to NWSF, inquiring about how to get tickets for the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Concert on the 19th. We exchanged information- but much to my surprise- this woman saw NWSF play at the Everett Public Library last may, and could not wait to come to this concert!

At the library, the Strathspey Fiddlers invited club members to join in on a final set of reels. It was magic!

Our first time at the Everett Library, 2012, with the Strathspey Fiddlers of Scotland.

Thank you Ginger for your enthusiasm and support!!

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THANKS AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Unknown-3 Unknown-4I find it so hard to believe that the workshop has come and gone, so quickly. I feel blessed to have made so many new friends, and to have met so many incredible people, of all ages!

Hopefully a larger version of stunning photo…Whidbey Cello Sunste

Hopefully a larger version of stunning photo…Whidbey Cello Sunset

When I play the choons I learned this past weekend, I will fondly remember all of you! Many more photos are on their way! Send us your favorite, if you like!

Marcia

Workshop Registration Closed!

Just a few of the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers that are ready to make a return for another great Scottish fiddle workshop!

Just a few of the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers that are ready to make a return for another great Scottish fiddle workshop!

We are happy to announce that this year’s Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas workshop on January 17-19th is full! We have turned in our final numbers to Camp Casey, and now, we are ready! We will soon be taking down the registration forms from the website. Thanks to everyone that’s signed up! We will have about 93 participants, including a whopping 18 cellos, 4 guitars, and 2 string basses!

NOTE! You can still get tickets for the concert!  See our previous postings for details on how to get them!

Scottish Country Dance Workshop for Dancers and Musicians

Elinor Vandegrift from the Seattle Scottish Country Dance Society would like to share information about a week long course for musicians held in Greeley, Colorado, July 27th – August 3rd. Here’s a link to the website- http://www.tac-rscds.org/summer-school

Kevin Smith, Marian Anderson and Isobelle Hodgson are all in the teacher line-up! Go take a look!

Thanks Elinor!

 

Alasdair and Natalie inTwo Short Weeks!

A5 workshop Happy New Year!

More importantly, “Oh boy! Just 14 days and counting!” until we will be gathering at Camp Casey, to submerge ourselves in Scottish tunes, courtesy of Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas!

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so quickly! We do have to turn in meal counts so Camp Casey can start making up their wonderful dining plans!

We will be sending out an email to all of you that have registered, that will give you helpful details on the camp. Meanwhile, if you do have questions, most of the material is also on our FAQ page. Don’t hesitate to contact us at weekend@nwscottishfiddlers if you need immediate help!