Working out some choons in the gymnasium after the infamous raid on the cellos!
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!
Our first time at the Everett Library, 2012, with the Strathspey Fiddlers of Scotland.
Thank you Ginger for your enthusiasm and support!!
Just a few of the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers that are ready to make a return for another great Scottish fiddle workshop!
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!
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!
Ceilidh news: Rumor has it that this year, we are going with a groovy theme, harkening back to the late 70’s… Yes, you know it as DISCO! So bring your big hair, your cool bell bottoms, funky shirts, hats, and anything with that 70’s bling!!!
Decorations for this year’s ceilidh? This guy has got some good ideas!
…a Scottish Country Dance in disco duds… this should be a first for most of us!
It’s not too late to get your registration in, for what promises to be total submersion in musical sunshine this coming January! The official deadline is December 20th and the workshop commences just a short month after that- January 17th. Contact us at weekend@nwscottishfiddlers if you need help registering, or fear you might have trouble meeting that registration deadline! Meanwhile, go to our Workshop Pages for all the details! Hope to see you there soon!!
Instructors Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas demonstrating possibilities for a tune
NO BORING BOW!
Complete seriousness…? Oh, we do have fun, and lots of it!!