Adult Fiddle Groups & Lessons

NEW Adult Fiddle Groups at The Wash House Thursdays 7.30 -9.15pm Autumn 2021

We are excited to be offering a new informal playing together group for Fun Fiddle adults at The Wash House, Adelphi Grove Portobello, from 23rd September 2021. This will replace the Thursday evening classes we used to hold. See below for more information. 

The session on Thursday 23rd September is free. After that e’asking participants to bring weekly cash payment for these – £4 / £2 concession, (or £6 for non members) to cover venue and running costs. See membership info below. 

We are no longer running weekly classes at The Wash House , but the good news is that improver level to advanced fiddlers are invited to join in an informal evening of playing and learning together once a week on a Thursday 7.30 – 9.15pm. We will be sharing tunes, learning a ‘Tune of The Month’ , and supporting everyone to be able to take part.

The evening will include space for improver level, with a slow session which we encourage everyone to join, and the later part of the evening will go at a faster pace for those who have been playing longer. (There will be options for less advanced players to use a 2nd room too).

In addition, Fun Fiddle ceilidh band will meet from 6.30 – 7.30pm, and if you can play up to speed, you are welcome to join it too. Tunes List HERE

There will also be opportunities to join in guest fiddle workshops across the year, plus a free once a term class (if you join as a member) from a Fun Fiddle tutor.

Come along on any Thursday and find out more (Please bring cash payment of £4/£2 concession (£6 non members) to cover venue and running costs. See membership info below. 

NB the Thursday evening group is not suitable for absolute beginners. If you are an absolute beginner please scroll down to One to One or Small Group Lessons


In place of termly classes (formerly £12 per week), we hope you will consider taking out a Fun Fiddle annual membership, or becoming a friend of Fun Fiddle. £75 (£50 concession). You can join any time. 

Fun Fiddle Membership benefits: 

  • This entitles you to discounted access to the weekly fiddle groups at The Wash House. This will be a weekly cash payment of £4 , (£6 non member)
  • A once a term free fiddle class with Fun Fiddle tutor
  • Discount for Fun Fiddle guest workshops across the year

To join as a member   CLICK HERE

Become a Friend of Fun Fiddle

In addition to (or instead of) becoming a member, we are grateful for your support as a Friend of Fun Fiddle. This contributes towards opportunities for playing together either at local community events, or exciting events that arise across the year. Your kind support enables us to make things happen and for all to take part! Funds from ‘Friends of Fun Fiddle’ also enable us to subsidise anyone struggling to pay for lessons/ groups / workshops.

To become a Friend of Fun Fiddle CLICK HERE


These are available by arrangement with Fun Fiddle tutors, Gica, Marit, and Ros and are available for all levels. Please get in touch with us at .These will be offered both face to face/ in person, or on zoom. (Not on a Thursday). Payment and timings are arranged individually with tutors.

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Fun Fddle ceilidh







Online one to one tuition or small groups available so do get in touch to find out more.


Do I need to be able to read music?  There’s NO need to be able to read music for our groups and lessons! The weekly Thursday group will mainly play by ear, but this terms sheet music is available on our TUNES page on the website and in our Fun Fiddle tune books. You will be kept in touch with what tunes are being played this term and our  TUNE OF THE MONTH

Here’s what Fun Fiddlers said about recent lockdown times:

“Fun fiddle has been a very significant support and inspiration for me to remain positive during the past months. The fact we have all remained in touch gave me a focus for practising when we were staying at home. Towerbank gave us renewed focus and encouragement.”

“It is a sense of a ‘spiritual home’ in times when it is difficult to keep in close contact with family living far away.It has boosted my confidence to reach out to other fiddling opportunities on line as well as bringing a sense of ‘family’ enjoying good happy friendships, keeping us practising meaningfully, trying out new tunes, providing that bit of spontaneity when so much of your day has to be planned. We’ve found, with Fun Fiddle, ways to manage the difficulties that this crisis has thrown up.”</em

“Playing the fiddle has been keeping me sane and focussed on something positive, enriching and shared in this turbulent world of separation and lockdown.”

“It’s been an opportunity to share a musical experience with others when there is so little closeness with other people. It is an escape into a world of cheerful tunes which are uplifting and help us to live in the moment which is so important now. Expressing feelings through playing music is relaxing and so necessary at this time.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to find out more.