Sources of Fiddle Music

Fiddle Music from Trolls, Trows and the Haltadans

Fiddle Music from Trolls, Trows and the Haltadans

“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.”

Scots Fiddle Festival Celebrates 25 Plus 2

Scots Fiddle Festival Celebrates 25 Plus 2

The Scots Fiddle Festival is 25 plus 2 years old. The “delay” of 2 years was due to the effect of the pandemic. The important “birthday” for the festival was marked on Saturday, 19 November 2022 by a ceremony in the Café Bar at the Pleasance in Edinburgh featuring a...

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...