Author Archives: Ros Gasson

Fun Fiddle ceilidh band

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.

Towerbank school ceilidh

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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!

May 2016


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June 4th 2016 – Fun Fiddle young people and Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin collaborated in a high quality performance at The Wash House. Looking forward to more ahead!

New term

January – Feb 2016

We got off to a great start in january with over 34 Fun Fiddle enrolments for the adult classes and 4 new children joining in the kids group of around 20

On 21st January our 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.

New tutor

Autumn 2015

427143_311507538898317_1617754660_nWe 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

We are also collaborating with Ros Gasson’s Portobello’-based String Circle fiddle workshops

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Learn to play the fiddle in this fun and friendly Scottish fiddle class

Grade exams

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!

Street band workshops

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: