First Meeting of the Year Coming Up!

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!!!

Strathspey Fiddlers from Scotland Visit -Successful!

Sunday, July 22nd proved to be a very, very busy day for 22 visitors from Scotland. It was a great day that started with an informal concert at the Everett Farmer’s Market, then a concert to a standing room only crowd at the Everett Public Library, then after dinner at Scuttlebutt Brewery, one more jam in the lobby next door. New friends were quickly made with this group of talented musicians that fiddled, whistled, sang, and danced! Northwest Scottish Fiddlers were delighted to have hosted such a wonderful group!

Strathspey Fiddlers at the Everett Farmer’s Market play for the crowd as the walk by. Market shoppers were thrilled with this wonderful surprise awaiting them at the entrance of the market. They were a big hit!

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

Our jam session outside the Scuttlebutt Brewery after dinner. It resembled a “flash mob” as we casually assembled, and started playing, filling the atrium with the greatest tunes and spirit. … perfect ending to not be forgotten soon!

Fiddling Contest in Oregon

From right to left, Niki, Vienna, and their teacher and mentor, Calum MacKinnon have time for a wee bit of jamming to unwind at the competition. Congratulations to Niki and Vienna for placing in the Open division! Then they all made it home, and up to Everett, to join the Strathspey Fiddlers from Scotland, the next day!

Teens a hit at the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band 60th anniversary concert

As Director of Music for the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, Calum MacKinnon must certainly feel proud of the youth in this organization.  His love of Scottish fiddle music and his passion for teaching has an affect on young and older musicians so much so that they feel confident to perform and display their musical skills in front of the general public.

Three of the many teens in this group performed at the Kirkland Performance Center, WA from March 8 through 10th.  Christina Smith, Vienna Scheyer and Niki Love gave a crowd pleasing performance as special guests at the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band concert.  They were accompanied by accomplished pianist, Guinevere Saenger.  The four of them delighted the audience.

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Just a reminder – we’ve moved our meeting place!

Due to the number of players that turn up for our monthly meetings, we’ve moved the venue to the Calvin Presbyterian Church,
18828 3rd Ave. NW, Shoreline, WA 98177-3066. This makes it more comfortable for all and allows a much more elbow room! Just go to: http://www.calvinpc.org/directions.html for directions. Be sure to look at the calendar on our website to view upcoming events.