About Fun Fiddle


based at The Wash House, in the heart of Portobello, Edinburgh, Fun Fiddle caters for  adults, children, groups and one to one lessons. It’s never too late to learn the fiddle!

Find out more about what’s on here.

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“I enjoyed meeting a lovely group of people and being able to learn the fiddle locally”

“It built my confidence”

“It’s been great to meet other students and to learn some skills in fiddle playing and some new tunes”

“Thankyou, it’s been fun, friendly and made learning a new instrument feasible”                                                                       Fun Fiddle  2016 survey

About Fun Fiddle

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.  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.

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