About Fun Fiddle

Fun Fddle ceilidh

Based at The Wash House, in the heart of Portobello, Edinburgh, Fun Fiddle started as a small informal group of adult learners in 2003. Since then it has grown to become a strongly entrenched community of fiddle friends in Portobello . We currently have around twenty children and thirty adults learning with us. Enrol here for adult classes. For more information on children’s lessons click here
Fun Fiddle supports students in

Learning by ear

Playing together in a group

Building up a shared repertoire of tunes

Learning technique and traditional idiom

Performing at informal gatherings and community events

You are welcome to join us, whatever level you are at. You may be an absolute beginner, or played as a child but gave up and would like to pick it up again; Or perhaps you are a classical player wishing to learn traditional fiddle, or someone who is totally self taught and looking to consolidate your skills? As the focus is on learning by ear, it doesn’t matter if you read music or not.

Here’s a few anecdotes from our 2014 survey:

“I met one of my best friends through Fun Fiddle”

“Good to feel part of Fun Fiddle Community”

“A great way to refresh old skills and learn new skills. Whatever your level of competence, the tutors are extremely encouraging”

I feel I have developed as a player, met nice people, and had fun”

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Recently we have teamed up with String Circle based at Tribe Porty  who complement our weekly classes with monthly workshops.