Sources of Fiddle Music

A Review of Scots Fiddle Festival 2018

The Scots Fiddle Festival (SFF) took place in Edinburgh on the weekend of 16-18 November 2018. I’ve been at every SFF since 2008 and have seen it go through venues from the Assembly Rooms, Queen’s Hall / King’s Hall, Queen’s Hall / Summerhall and on to a new venue...

The Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Awards 2017

Niel Gow is arguably the father of Scottish fiddle music. The first Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Awards will take place at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, on Sunday, 26 March 2017 from 10am until 5pm. As a worthy successor to the Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship, for the first...

How Willafjord Was Found

From the time that Columbus found the land mass of America barring his way westwards in 1492, many explorers braved the bleak Arctic regions in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. It was believed that a navigable channel must exist which connected the North...