|The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers'
29th Spring Concert Series
2016 Spring Concert Series application
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music. Members meet the third Sunday of each month in homes around the San Francisco Bay area, drawn together by our strong sense of community and delight in sharing the music we love.
Guided by our director, noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser, we draw our repertoire from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. We learn contemporary tunes as well as those that have been passed down from the Highlands and Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada.
In addition to our regular meetings and jam sessions we organize workshops, give annual concerts in the Bay Area, hold a winter fiddling retreat, and perform for special events such as fiddle rallies and Scottish Highland Games. By the way, you don't have to be a fiddler to join: all instruments are welcome!