About Fun Fiddle

Come and Try session

Fun Fiddle started as a small informal group of adult learners in 2003. Since then it has grown to become a strongly entrenched institution of Fiddle Friends in Portobello, Edinburgh. We currently have around twenty kids and thirty adults learning with us.

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┬álearn 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.

“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”

(From Fun Fiddle Survey 2014)