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2012 San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Spring Concerts

This year at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley April 27 & 28, and Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park Sunday April 29. Tickets are still available.
Freight and Salvage and Spreckles through Brown Paper Tickets


2012 Spring Concerts

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!

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.

Burn’s Night at Aqus Cafe

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.

San Fransisco Scottish Fiddlers in Vallejo

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).

Midsummer Celebration at Freya Lodge

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.

Two Loose Pegs at the Sons of Norway Freya Lodge in Santa Rosa

Isaiah and Barry playing at the Sons of Norway Freya Lodge, in Santa Rosa