This past Sunday, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Flora Cummings’s (our youngest fiddler) recital. It was amazing to see how all her hard work paid off. She played beautifully- and played a variety of pieces ranging from Twinkle, Twinkle, to Humoresque, to Minuet in G and Two Grenadiers. After about 40 minutes of playing and a brief intermission, she, her mother Judith, and father, Dale really wowed the audience with their Scottish sets! Her grande finale was, “Be Our Guest!” from Beauty and the Beast. Job very well done, my young friend!!!!! Hats off to Judith and Dale who have also provided her with so much support!!
Just a quick shout out to everyone- put Monday, May 27th on your calendar for our club’s appearance at Folklife! We’ll be playing at 11:30 in the Mural Amphitheatre! Details to come! Gotta get through the amazing Alasdair and Natalie workshop first, then the Everett Public Library Gig on May 5th….. Then, we’ll be heading your way, Seattle!
You can feel the excitement building at club meetings, and the board is working hard because Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’s Fifth annual Scottish Workshop is just ONE month away now!!
It’s looking like we could have a great turn out -as of March 10th, we have 54 fiddlers, 8 cellists, 2 bass players and at least one guitar player signed up! We’ve opened up a second building to house everyone- so there’s even more room to invite a friend if you hurry!
Reminder: if you have only partially paid for your workshop, final payments are due. If you have questions on how to go about paying that remaining bill, information is available on our “register” page, or you may contact our registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
So, be gathering up your sunscreen and sunglasses, your bug spray, and anything else that might allow you to enjoy some outdoor activities when you aren’t busy learning a tune, jamming, or otherwise fiddling away.
We are truly looking forward to seeing everyone in just one short month!
Just a reminder to all of you regular members, our monthly club meeting will be held a week earlier than normal in April, on Sunday, April 7th!!! “Why?” you might ask? On the following Sunday, when we usually meet, we’ll be fiddling away at Alasdiar and Natalie’s camp on Whidbey Island on the 14th!!!
Please note: This will be an important meeting for us, too, as we’ll be deciding on our sets to play the following weekend, and rehearsing them ! Rosin up that bow!!
We’ve just received word that Wendy MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond will be in Seattle on March 16th for a workshop and evening concert! Concert details:
March 16, 2013 Opening for Dervish at the Neptune Theatre(Seattle, WA) 21+ show
Start Time: 8:00 P M Price: $28.50
Workshop: Slighe nan Gaidheal has booked them both for some teaching work earlier that day. Mary Jane will be doing a standard song workshop. They’re trying something a little different with Wendy and offering 1/2 hour private lessons with her. There are six available (10:00am -> 1:00pm). Anyone who might be interested should act quickly. Sign ups are through the Gaelic Music Committee on www.slighe.com here: http://slighe.com/message_gateway.php?committee_id=5&page_title=Workshops%20and%20Private%20Lessons%20with%20Mary%20Jane%20Lamond%20and%20Wendy%20MacIsaac
Don’t get out of that Scottish groove that you’ll fully launch on April 12 -14 with Alasdair and Natalie Workshop!! Make plans to attend this absolutely amazing house concert on April 27th, with Ed and Neil Pearlman!!! Click on the link for complete information!
Several of the Strathspey Fiddlers have published literally hundreds of photos from their recent visit to Canada and Seattle. Here are more wonderful photos from the jam. Thanks again to our friends for sharing!
Mark your calendars folks! The first meeting of the year will be on September 9. Other dates for this year, assuming they’re approved by the church will be October 14, November 11, and December 9. Our calendar for the entire year (including the 2013) will be up and running soon. Meetings will again be held at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18828 3rd Ave. NW, Shoreline, WA 98177-3066.
If you’re joining us for the first time, go to: http://www.calvinpc.org/directions.html for directions.
See you soon!!!