March 1, 2011
Do you want to learn from some of the finest fiddle players in Scotland in a unique Highland setting? Join us in Cromarty in July for the first Black Isle Fiddle Weekend.
Intensive tuition in a small class setting, top-notch concerts, informal sessions and of course, great Highland hospitality
The participant will have classes from each of the 3 tutors. All three are highly sought after tutors and performers.
Charlie McKerron has travelled the world with gaelic supergroup Capercaillie and is a leading exponent of the North-East fiddle style. Shetlander Chris Stout is a founder member of Fiddlers’ Bid and combines his isles' tradition with a strong grounding in classical, jazz and improvisational techniques. Black Isle native Lauren MacColl was recently named Instrumentalist of the Year and has a passion for old Highland melodies. For full tutor biogs visit www.fiddleweekend.com
The Black Isle Fiddle Weekend will take place in the beautiful historic village of Cromarty , at the Old Brewery – an intimate and homely learning environment. Cromarty lies half an hour north-east of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands . Inverness is on the sleeper line from London and easily accessible by rail, road and a well served airport. (We aim to provide transport to Cromarty for those arriving by rail/bus/air to Inverness if there is demand). The Black Isle is a stunning location for holidays and there is plenty to do for families in the area.
Tuition will take place from midday Friday 8th July until early evening on Sunday 10th. (All levels except from complete beginners catered for) There will be a tutor’s concert on the Friday evening and a concert with special guest Bruce MacGregor on the Saturday. Sessions will take place throughout the weekend.
Tuition Package – Ł160 (Includes 12 hours of tuition, Entry to Fri and Sat Concerts, Welcome lunch on Friday, lunches on sat/sun). (Ł50 deposit required to secure your place)
Cromarty Old Brewery has 11 bedrooms and will be offering several B&B packages to suit people’s needs. They are also able to provide evening meals and teas/coffees/scones during the teaching day. Please book direct with them : www.cromartytrainingcentre.com
There are various other hotel, B&B and self-catering options in Cromarty. Full details are on www.fiddleweekend.com
For a leaflet and hard-copy booking form please email Lauren at email@example.com
June 12 - Return from FestiRibe
30 musicians and dancers from SC&T made the return visit to Ribe for a long weekend in early June. Along with the RIBE DANSE- og SPILLEMANDSLAUG, they played outdoors in Ribe town centre and on the island of RĂ¸mĂ¸ (and some on FĂ¸ne) and at the Viking Centre.Â
FestiRibe was on the Saturday with the morning's playing in the town centre, workshops with tunes and dance in the afternoon followed by dinner and a ceilidh with both Danish and Scottish musicians providing the music for the dancing.
Everyone was looked after well by the Danish hosts and there was even time to visit the town (the oldest in Denmark) and the islands of the Wadden Sea close by.
A big thank you to all the hosts and to David (ex-SC&T now living in Denmark) who made the connections for us, to Sharon who led the music and Hector who made the arrangements. And thanks to everyone who participated.