Fun Fiddle started as a small informal group of adult learners in 2003. Led by Gica Loening and Jenny Gardner, we have become a strongly entrenched fiddle community with literally hundreds of players of all ages joining its ranks. Alongside weekly classes, and one to one lessons for children and adults, Fun Fiddle has collaborated over the years with street bands, choirs, drummers, and most recently Brass Blast (www.oimusica.co.uk), contributing a vibrant energy to the East Edinburgh locality.
Watch out for our Fun Fiddle and Brass Blast Promenade on the POrtobello Prom on 6th May 2018!
Fun Fiddle supports fiddlers to:
Learn by ear
Play together in a group
Build up a shared repertoire of tunes
Learn technique and traditional idiom
Perform at informal gatherings and community events
Our involvement in Scottish music
Fun Fiddle is rooted in local and Scottish culture, which we value highly, believing in the importance of celebrating, promoting, and furthering the Scottish tradition for all ages to connect with. Through international connections brought by our tutors and some of our participants, we also enjoy and play Swedish, American, Eastern European, and even a Japanese tune, learning about the similarities and uniqueness of other traditional cultures alongside Scottish.