Fiddle 2016 – Scots Fiddle Festival
Fiddle 2016 – Scotland’s largest fiddle festival is celebrating its 20th year – and features over 40 musicians and 50 events in one weekend!
At Summerhall, dance the evening away on Friday with the Pentlands Ceilidh Band or Saturday with Hotscotch Ceilidh Band, then follow onto the Festival Club or late night session. During the days there are workshops for all levels (including specifically for young people) covering fiddle and mixed instrument options from many top artists, recitals, talks, ‘come and try’ sessions (ideal for those who always wanted to try a fiddle), a slow session and stalls.
Exciting American brother and sister duo, Haley & Dylan Richardson, and the Duncan Chisholm trio feature in the Friday night concert. The 20th anniversary Saturday night concert includes Aonghas Grant Snr, Aidan O’Rourke, Catriona Macdonald, Chris Stout, Liz Docherty and Paul Anderson joined by Allan MacDonald and Mhairi Hall. Playing on Sunday night is Adam Sutherland and friends with the Strathspey and Surreal Society. All the concerts take place at The Queen’s Hall.
A number of activities are free during the festival and paid for event prices start from £5, with special prices for under16s, and weekend tickets are on offer so you can see more for your money.
Fiddle 2016 acknowledges funding from the City of Edinburgh Council, Foyle Foundation, Hugh Fraser Foundation and Ernest Cook Trust plus donations from the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and Eskmills; and partners – Glasgow Fiddle Workshop, Stringers and Fèis Dhùn Èideann and volunteers who help each year.