About Us...

The Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club was founded in 2002 to encourage an interest in the musical heritage of Scotland, and to provide a supportive environment for the playing of this rich repertoire of music. 

More broadly, the aims of the club are:

The Fiddle Club was conceived and set up by the founding Artistic Director Linda Rankin. At the beginning of 2010 Linda handed over the reins to renowned Adelaide-based Scottish fiddler Catherine Fraser who was Musical Director through to 2013.

The club welcomes new members, and invites any string players with an interest in playing Scottish music to attend its monthly meetings. Meetings are relaxed, sociable gatherings in a non-threatening atmosphere.

Monthly meetings

From 2016 on the ASFC meets on the third Sunday of the month from 2pm – 5pm. The first meeting of the year is held in January. Visitors are welcome. Check out our Membership Page for more information.

The club has members ranging in age from 'under-eights' to ‘over-eighties’.  We cater for all levels of playing ability, and Fiddle Club meetings are usually split into separate classes, providing not only for accomplished players but also for those who prefer to take things more slowly.

Most meetings involve learning new tunes by ear - written music is provided for home practice, but ability to read music is not essential - and explore the bowing techniques and musical ornamentation that characterise Scottish music.

We also practise sets of tunes for upcoming performance engagements, and often end up with a jam session where all players are encouraged to join in.

Other activities

Outside of the regular monthly meetings ASFC is involved in performances at festivals and community events, and stages its own annual concert.

The club also organises specialist workshops with visiting instructors.

Individual tuition is also available.

So...

If you feel that you would like to be involved or become a member, do contact us, or talk to any of our members.  You are most welcome to sit in at our meetings – we know that once you’re immersed in a lively session with an enthusiastic group of fiddlers your toes will be tapping and you won’t be able to resist joining in.

And don’t forget - the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club can provide groups for performance at functions, and we have links with groups of Scottish dancers.

Why not choose a Scottish theme for your next birthday, anniversary or fund-raiser?

 

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