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!!
Tickets for the January 19th Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas concert are available to the public through Brown Paper Tickets. The concert will be held in Auditorium A, Ft. Casey in Coupeville. Doors open at 2:30, concert begins at 3:00 p.m.
Rumor has it there’s a new CD just waiting to go home with you, too!
If you are on Whidbey Island, you may also pick up tickets in Coupeville (Linds RX, Bayleaf, Local Grown, Coupeville Auto Repair and CWCC), Port Townsend (Wandering Angus), Oak Harbor (WInd & Tide Bookshop, and Click Music), Freeland (U-Haul- Tartan Thistle), and Langley (Moonraker Book Store).
Get away from it all and get yourself ready for the really big event, just 50 days away! Yes! Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’s Scottish Fiddle Whidbey Island Getaway is coming soon! There’s still time to sign up for the workshop- just use the pull down tab on our home page to get started!
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers’ Youth band, along with Guinevere Saenger, performed at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center this past weekend, on Nov. 1st and 2nd as a part of the Keith Highlanders’ Pipe Band annual concert. They played their own sets, and solos as well. All went well, it was hard to say who enjoyed it the most, the audience, or the performers!
Youth Band, with Guinevere Saenger, Flora, Calum MacKinnon, Vienna and Sam.
Fab Fiddlers Three: Flora, Sam and Vienna.
Playing at the concert, the trio, along with Guinevere, were a big favorite of the night!
Final number- Sam, Vienna and Flora got to “tune up” and play with the pipers!
Calum MacKinnon, our music director, will be playing at the Bellingham Masquerade Ball, Saturday, Oct. 26th, with Ryan McKasson, Andy Imbrie, and Ginny Snow! The Grand March starts at 7:45, with dancing underway shortly after! Spectators can join in the fun for a mere $15. It’s at the Majestic Ballroom– how much fun- come enjoy great music and watch the dancers! Amazing!!!
UPDATE (10/18): Northwest Scottish Fiddler members- YOU can attend this as an observer for FREE!