Black Isle Fiddle Weekend in Cromarty, 8th-10th July 2011

01 Mar 2011

Announcing the first 'Black Isle Fiddle Weekend'!

Booking now open for the first Black Isle Fiddle Weekend in Cromarty, 8th-10th July 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


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 – £160 (Includes 12 hours of tuition, Entry to Fri and Sat Concerts, Welcome lunch on Friday, lunches on sat/sun). (£50 deposit required to secure your place)

Where can I stay?

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 :

There are various other hotel, B&B and self-catering options in Cromarty. Full details are on

For a leaflet and hard-copy booking form please email Lauren at