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.
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!
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.
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
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!