One might wonder why a piper is featured on the Fiddle Club website… Well, she’s no ordinary piper, and she’s the leader of the club’s youth band! In August, she competed as part of the Northwest Junior Pipe Band, in the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Class begins- with enthusiastic musicians ready to learn and play!
Yes! September 1st you can make your reservation for one of the best Scottish fiddle weekends on this side of the continent! January 15 – 17, 2016. Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas will once again join us on Whidbey Island. See the pull down tab “Workshop” then look for the Registration option on the tab- just one click and you are on your way!
Yes, the perfect rainbow and it leads to auditorium A! Come find the magic with us!
We will soon have our registration up and running for our 8th annual Scottish fiddle and cello workshop with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas! September 1st is our goal!
Basic details for your planning convenience-
When: Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 17th, 2016
Where: Camp Casey, in Coupeville, on lovely Whidbey Island
Registration fees and workshop fees (includes concert ticket for participant!):
Club members $150, non-members: $175.
(Want to join NW Scottish Fiddlers? Click on our “Join/Renew” tab for details.)
Lodging and meals:
All meals (6 total) and lodging for two nights: $160
Meals only (no lodging, and all meals): $100
Lunch and dinner only- no lodging: $85
Concert tickets: Child: $18, Senior: $20, and Adult: $23
Wow! Another summer is rapidly coming to an end (or is it?)!
Here are the dates we have set aside for our monthly meetings.
February’s date is Valentine’s day- we might be able to change that if we hear from enough of you that you’d prefer another date!
As in the past, we are still meeting on Sundays. The youth band meets from 1-2 p.m., and the board meets from 1-2 p.m.
We are fortunate to continue to have the lovely space at the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, known as the Fireside room.
It’s a sure sign summer has officially arrived when Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend takes the stage! This year, our very own Calum Mackinnon lead the Scottish fiddle class at camp. Pictured below are very happy class participants!
Fiddle Tunes 2015 Scottish fiddle class with instructor Calum MacKinnon.
Scottish Dance band lab playing for dancers at one of many Fiddle Tunes nightly dance parties. (Calum to the far right.)
Troy MacGillivray- Cape Breton fiddle instructor and performer. Plays some great piano too!!
Whether you’re an established Cape Breton fiddler, or you’re new to Cape Breton music and want to learn more about the style of music, head up to Mt. Vernon for a workshop featuring Troy MacGillivray. The June 19th workshop will take place at the newly opened Littlefield Celtic Center in Mt. Vernon. The workshop will run from 6:30 – 9:30. To read more about him, go to the Celtic Arts Foundation website, or follow this link to get more details and sign up! http://celticarts.org/workshops/troy-macgillivray-workshop-friday-june-19-2015-630-930pm/