The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music. Members meet the third Sunday of each month in homes around the San Francisco Bay area, drawn together by our strong sense of community and delight in sharing the music we love.
Guided by our director, noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser, we draw our repertoire from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. We learn contemporary tunes as well as those that have been passed down from the Highlands and Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada.
In addition to our regular meetings and jam sessions we organize workshops, give annual concerts in the Bay Area, hold a winter fiddling retreat, and perform for special events such as fiddle rallies and Scottish Highland Games. By the way, you don’t have to be a fiddler to join: all instruments are welcome!
If you plan to attend the Burn’s Night Celebration, head down to Aqus Cafe and get your tickets now. Tickets are $35 cash, and available at the counter. Seating is limited and dinner is included. (Last year’s fare was really good!)
I look forward to seeing you there on January 25th.
Mark your calendars! We’ll be playing for the Burn’s Night Celebration at Aqus Cafe in Petaluma on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.
It was a great event last year. Superb food, good people, and lots of fun. I don’t know when tickets will be available, but it should be soon. I’ll let you know how to get yours as soon as I know. Seating is limited. Check back here for more information.
Would you like to see scores of fiddlers playing? This is your chance! We’ll be playing with the San Fransisco Scottish Fiddlers in Vallejo July 10th, 2010, as part of Vallejo Art & Concerts in the Park Summer Music Series. Outside at Children’s Wonderland on 360 Glenn Street. Performance from 12:00 to 2:00. Admission: $2 (that’s right, two dollars).
A big thank you to all the fine folks we had the pleasure of meeting and playing for at the Sons of Norway Freya Lodge in Santa Rosa. Everyone was so friendly, the food was great, and we’re very happy to have had a reason to add some Norwegian and Scandinavian tunes to our repertoire.
Isaiah and Barry playing at the Sons of Norway Freya Lodge, in Santa Rosa