Welcome to the home of The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra! We would love to see you at any of the six concerts we play in the UK each year – taking in some of the best concert halls across the land. Our international tours have taken us to North America, Asia and Australasia. An SFO concert is good fun, great entertainment and an ideal way to reconnect with Scottish Heritage and Culture. Below, you will find a list of our upcoming concert dates.
Our concert season generally begins in February each year, with our Perth Concert. We then take in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow – and usually a few “extras” along the way. For 2023, our theme is the music of Scotland’s Northern Isles – Orkney and Shetland.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming concerts soon!
Video – Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Favourite Tunes
“The story goes that, a few hundred years ago, there was a man walking back, taking a shortcut through the hills, and he heard music. He hid down behind a peerie bruck. Dancing around were the Trows. In the middle was a fiddler and his wife. The fiddler was having to keep playing to keep the Trows dancing.”
He composed many beautiful tunes, some of which were published in collections during his lifetime (1781 and 1822), and many of which have continued to be published in all the best collections of Scottish music up to the present day.
Hilary played a vital role in the founding of this orchestra and provided unending support to John, the other founders, and all the members. Her unwavering encouragement and passion for our concerts and performances fuelled the growth and success of this group that we hold so dear.