The Scots Fiddle Festival, which is now in its 22nd year, is delighted to announce that it will be moving back under one roof for this year’s Festival.
Fiddle 2018, which will be held from the 16th – 18th November, is moving to The Pleasance, Edinburgh – the well known, music and Fringe Venue. It has recently had a £6 million refurbishment, taking these facilities to a new level, with greater accessibility, space availability, and enables the whole festival to take place in one location.
Rosie Munro the SFF Artistic Director said “This is a really exciting move, which will give us greater scope for the festival. It will allow us to be innovative while continuing to develop our core activities, creating an exciting new home for the Scots Fiddle Festival”.
Malcolm Gillies, Chair of the SFF said “We had a new committee, including myself, last year, and now having one year under our belt, are gradually making some changes. We see this move as a great opportunity for the festival, and one which will allow us to expand the offering, be maybe a wee bit radical, and moves us well down the road to becoming a genuinely sustainable and fun Festival.”
The programme and tickets for the 2018 Festival will be released at the end of August 2018.
2017 Festival memories
Rosie our new artistic director excelled herself in choosing artists and acts covering the whole spectrum of Scots Fiddle Music, and judging by the reviews, she cracked it.
Two excellent concerts in Queens Hall on Friday and Saturday evenings, including an amazing performance from our Outreach students (tutored by our former Artistic Director Eilidh Steel) , followed by the new, standing, End of Festival “party” concert in Summerhall, with the audience leaping about to the Dallahan Fiddle “beat” and screaming for more as we closed.
Recitals were rammed, with standing room only at quite a few, workshops were in the main sold out, and the sessions were pretty much full for fair chunk of the time.
Artist suggestions for next year – and beyond, please e mail, email@example.com and let us know. Rosie has already got many artists lined up for 2018, but suggestions welcomed, and there is always next year..
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