Just ONE Month Away!!

Hurry! There’s the tiniest bit of time left to register for this January’s Scottish Fiddle workshop with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas! For those of you already thinking about what to bring, visit http://www.nwscottishfiddlers.org/scottish-music-workshop-and-concert/what-to-bring/ for ideas.

Ceilidh news: Rumor has it that this year, we are going with a groovy theme, harkening back to the late 70’s… Yes, you know it as DISCO! So bring your big hair, your cool bell bottoms, funky shirts, hats, and anything with that 70’s bling!!!

Decorations for this year's ceilidh? This guy has got some good ideas!

Decorations for this year’s ceilidh? This guy has got some good ideas!

…a Scottish Country Dance in disco duds… this should be a first for most of us!

Hurry! Time is Running Out!

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!!

Instructors Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas demonstrating possibilities for a tune

Instructors Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas demonstrating possibilities for a tune

NO BORING BOW!

NO BORING BOW!

Complete seriousness...? Oh, we do have fun, and lots of it!!

Complete seriousness…?
Oh, we do have fun, and lots of it!!

Alasdair Fraser Natalie Haas Concert Tickets

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.

Rumor has it there’s a new CD just waiting to go home with you, too!ABUNDANCE COVER

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).
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ONLY 50 Days and Counting!

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!

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Youth Band Razzle Dazzles at Keith Highlanders’ Pipe Band Show

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!

Youth Band, with Guinevere Saenger, Flora, Calum MacKinnon, Vienna and Sam.

Youth Band, with Guinevere Saenger, Flora, Calum MacKinnon, Vienna and Sam.

Fab Fiddlers Three: Flora, Sam and Vienna.

Fab Fiddlers Three: Flora, Sam and Vienna.

Playing at the concert, the trio, along with Guinevere, were a big favorite of the night!

Playing at the concert, the trio, along with Guinevere, were a big favorite of the night!

Final number- Sam, Vienna and Flora got to "tune up" and play with the pipers!

Final number- Sam, Vienna and Flora got to “tune up” and play with the pipers!

Bellingham Masquerade Ball

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!
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Youth Band to Play for Keith Highlanders Event

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Yes! Our Northwest Scottish Fiddle Youth Band will be there again!
We will be well represented by Vienna, Sam, Flora and Guinevere, on piano. Best of luck! You guys will be so great!

Membership renewals available online!

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.

Are You Ready for Another Great Year of Fiddling???

Scottish Fiddling in the Fireside Room

Scottish Fiddling in the Fireside Room

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!!!!!