2017-18 Meeting Dates Announced!

As we take the summer off from club meetings, many exciting things are happening behind the scenes, such as lining up guest instructors, co-ordinating with hosts and hostesses to make sure we have a place to meet, etc.

There are a few changes in the making for next year! We are moving our meeting date from the second Sunday of the month to the third Sunday!  You will also see that we will be making a big effort to allow for jam session time! We even have a volunteer who will be coordinating this effort!! Guest instructors will be announced once they’re booked.

The following dates have been approved for 2017-18:

Sept. 17-    Guest instructor and jam
Oct. 15 –    Review tunes learned and jam
Nov. 19-    Guest instructor, (sets for A-10), jam
Dec. 10* –   Review sets learned, (sets for A-10 ) and jam (note- this is the second Sunday!)
Jan. 7**    (Note 1st Sunday of the month!) same as Dec.
Feb. 18-    Review new A-10 set,  review other sets, jam
March 18  Guest instructor, review sets for library, and jam
April 15     Review sets for Library and jam
May 20      Review sets for Folklife if desired, and jam

Folklife 2017 – Gig Well Done!

What a difference a year can make! It was hard to believe we were on the same stage, and, that just one year ago we sought warmth from the stage lights. We had a great time as we shared some of our favorite sets with an appreciative crowd.  Judith Cummings did a splendid job introducing sets:  “The New Shetland Set”, followed by Vienna with her competition set , “The A-9 Set”, and “Keys to the Cellar/Cam Ye frae France”.

Susan Barkan and Judith Cummings- you deserve special mention because you were there, but you were hiding at the time of this picture!  Too busy playing, no doubt!

Performing on the Mural Amphitheater stage, without coats, jackets or sweaters, for once! Wonderful!

Positively Scottish- Calum is Featured!

Those of us that know Calum have no doubt about his history with (and love of) Scotland. Here’s a wonderful article featured in “Positively Scottish”, an “on-line magazine dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots, at home and abroad…” The article was published April 29th, 2017.

Congratulations, Calum! You are certainly worthy of this distinction- … but the “ordinary” Scots, comment above, I would have some issue with!

Enjoy the article: Positively Scottish Humans of the US: from Boeing to bowing, Calum fiddles his way around the States!


Scotland Returns to the Everett Public Library!

We are excited to play for the Everett Public Library once again!  Music from Scotland will be the main feature, with trips to the Shetlands, Cape Breton.  You’ll hear traditional Scottish arrangements, to more modern sets, taught by Alasdair Fraser and Natalie at our January fiddle workshop. There’ll be very new compositions, as well as old standards that have been played for centuries.  Something for everyone!  PLEASE JOIN US!

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Workshop -One week away!

Emails to workshop participants- sent.

Kick-off jam session scheduled for Friday with Susan Burke: 4:45 -check!

Rooms for all the campers-check!

Delicious food ordered -check!

Ceilidh theme: Winter is Coming -check!  UGLY sweater??-check!

Sunday concert ticketsselling strong– check!

ARE YOU READY? Be sure to review the details either on the workshop page, or dig that old email out of the trash, and look it over.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon – check, CHECK!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone!  And, for those signed up for the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas workshop, you’ll be hearing from us December 26th so you can start making those plans.

Speaking of plans- all meeting dates and locations for 2017 are posted on the calendar section of the website!

Cheers, and see you next year!

Concert Tickets for Workshop Finale Available!

Grand finale - 2016 concert. Musicians mix with the crowd.

Grand finale – 2016 concert. Musicians mix with the crowd.

Take heart- if you missed your chance to attend the Scottish Fiddle and Cello workshop in January, you can still enjoy the concert on Sunday, January 15th!

The concert will be held at the Camp Casey Auditorium A, in Coupeville. Doors open at 1:30 and the concert will start at 2:00.  Tickets are available at the door, if we are not sold out.

Prices: $18 (18 years and younger), $20 (seniors), and $23 (adults).

You can also order tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.

Scottish Fiddle and Cello Workshop Full!


We are pleased to announce that the workshop is officially full. We regret having to put anyone on a waitlist, but we must.  The waitlist will be used to admit people to the workshop in the event that we a have a cancellation. It will be first come first serve.

To get on the waitlist, write to email.

Please provide the following: name, number of participants you are registering for, and whether you need lodging and meals. Your request will be confirmed by email.      Thank you!

Audio Recordings of October Tunes in Library!

October meeting with Susan Burke teaching a Cape Breton set.

October meeting with Susan Burke teaching a Cape Breton set.

The audio files that were sent to members in early October are now in the library section of our website. Just go to the Tunes and Sets tab, remember to enter the password. Type in “Susan Burke”  in the search box if you wish, and you’ll find it easily. Look in the “Recording” column and you’ll see Audio 1 (Dan Rory MacDonald),and Audio 2 (Christy Campbell, Lord MacDonald, Caber Feidh).  Sorry, we can’t name the audios to make it easier to figure out which one is which due to limitations of the specialized program we’re using!


….Remember this month’s meeting is the Sunday, same place, 725 Driftwood Lane, Edmonds. Meeting starts at 2:00 with a brief annual group meeting- to elect officers, etc..Then we’ll review The New Shetland Set and the Helen N Robertson set. After we play through our new set we learned last month, to our heart’s content, it’s jam session time!