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?!
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!
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!
Here’s a great look at some of earlier Scottish fiddlers. https://www.nfb.ca/film/celtic_spirits
There is some great footage of Hector MacAndrew and Scotty Fitzgerald. It’s a feature-length documentary.
…Also Jerry Holland in the final concert which looks like it was in the hockey stadium in Sydney, NS.
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!
Thank you Ginger for your enthusiasm and support!!
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!
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!
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!
For tickets and more information go to:http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.org/Home_Page.html
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!