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26th November 2017 The Wash House Ceilidh with Fun Fiddlers. We had a fabulous and packed ceilidh with around 35 fiddlers playing for dancing, and raised £450 for POrty’s Wash House. Well done all! Photos coming soon!
25th March 2017 – Fun Fiddle kids and Brass Blast collaboration at The Wash House 4pm.
28th January 2017 – The Weekend Project Announcing the new Fun Fiddle ceilidh band! A large group from the adult 8pm class played for a refugee and asylum seekers social event at St Columba’s Church Hall. This was the Syrian families first taste of a Burns Supper, ceilidh dancing, and Scottish tunes. Everyone had a great time and we got to do some Syrian dances too.
24th January 2017 – Towerbank School ceilidhs Several of the Fun Fiddle children, together with Gica and Marit, played for the local school ceilidhs from 9am til 3pm. Everyone really enjoyed the day, and after playing this gig for the past 15 or so years, it has become a real institution!
27th November 2016 – Fun Fiddle ceilidh benefit for The Wash House was a great afternoon, and £485 was raised for a new kitchen
January – Feb 2016 – We got off to a great start with over 34 Fun Fiddle enrolments for the adult classes and 4 new children joining in the kids group of around 20
21st January 2016 – Fun Fiddle ceilidh band made up of tutors Jenny Gardner, Marit, Falt, Gica Loening, and young fiddlers Ronan Black and Eva Barnabeu, played for Tower Bank school’s annual Burns Ceilidh which saw 600 pupils taking part, dancing, singing, performing.
Autumn 2015 – Autumn got off to a great start with two new tutors, Marit Falt and Rona Wilkie joining the team, and a collaboration with Portobello’s String Circle fiddle workshops
Autumn 2015 – We are delighted that BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013 and ace fiddle player and Gaelic singer Rona Wilkie, has joined the Fun Fiddle team as a tutor. And teaching alongside her for our Big Coastal Ceilidh, is the fabulous mandola player Marit Falt. For more info on this award – winning pair see Mairit and Rona’s Facebook page
Autumn 2015 – Five of our Fun Fiddle kids did their grade one and two in Autumn 2015 and did really well. Established alongside the ABRSM exam system but geared especially around traditional music, it’s a great chance for the kids to get useful feedback from the Scottish Royal Conservatoire, and also a fun trip to Glasgow!
May 2014 – we ran a weekend of Street Band workshop in in collaboration with Oi Musica which culminated in a giant parade along Portobello Prom with massed fiddles, drums and horns.
Check out our YouTube clips on this fun-filled day:
November 2014 – The first outing of the Fun Fiddle Ceilidh Band, supported by Edinburgh’s Belle Star Band.
Here’s the 2013 parade – We’re playing ‘Guid Pals’ which is also one of the tunes we play for a Gay Gordons.