Special Events

Special Events

Summerhall 

Saturday

Entrance with a Day Ticket or Festival Saver 

 

1pm Pete Clark Talk

Photo by Roddy Hand

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

‘If Only They Could Talk’ – Niel Gow and his Fiddles.

During the course of his long life, Niel Gow owned and played several fiddles, including the one at Blair Castle and another in the possession of Perth Gaelic Society. Another instrument, allegedly by Gasparo da Salo, has recently resurfaced. Pete will be playing this instrument during his concert on Sunday, accompanied by the fabulous pianist Muriel Johnstone. Illustrated with music and pictures, Pete will give an insight into Gow’s life and the fiddles which crossed his path.

 

 

2pm BIT Collective Discussion

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

The BIT Collective is a group of people interested in discussing issues around gender in music, particularly in folk and traditional music. At this event, Rachel Newton will lead a discussion around these issues and explore the topics that concern you, and the ways in which the collective can address them in the future.

 

3pm Musician’s Union

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

Introducing the Musicians Union

Calling all musicians!

MU Official Louise Stanners Pow will host a session introducing the work of the union and explore challenges for musicians today.

From rock bands to orchestras and from composers to instrumental teachers, the Musicians’ Union (MU) represents over 30,000 musicians across the UK. The union negotiates with all major employers in the industry, as well as offering services, benefits and advice tailored to your needs at every stage of your career.

This event is ideal for those who are interested in learning more about the organisation.  During this session Louise will also touch on; getting paid and using contracts, MU campaigns and practical advice for working in the music industry.

 

5pm Carly Blain Book Launch (Free)

Courtyard Gallery

Book Tickets

 Join Carly Blain for the official launch of her tune book ‘Carly Blain’s Tunes’.  There are 32 compositions in the book for all levels, with stories and photos to go along with the melodies. Carly enjoys writing tunes for her teaching and uses different keys and different types of tunes including strathspeys, jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and slow airs. Please come along as she is delighted to be launching it at the Scots Fiddle Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

11am-12.30pm ‘The Groove is Not Trivial’ Film Screening

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

In this special documentary, master Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser follows his fiddle into unexpected territory and finds himself helping people around the world engage with their own musical traditions, cultures and, ultimately, themselves.

Tommie Dell Smith – Producer/Director 

Kate Fritz – Associate Producer

 

 

 

1pm Amy Geddes Book Launch (Free)

Courtyard Gallery

Book Tickets

Special Event – Fyne Fiddles Vol 1, Book Launch

Amy Geddes and Donald Knox invite you to join them for the launch of Fyne Fiddles Volume 1, a collection of fiddle lessons using their own compositions and other traditional or contemporary pieces. Meet the musicians and get a signed copy for Christmas!

 

2pm Mark Borthwick

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

The talk is an interactive exploration of the mythic interconnection of story and environmental thought on these islands. Together we will dig deep into the soil of oral tradition, looking for fossils of ancient environmental knowledge which we can sharpen into tools for spiritual and societal transformation. It is led by Mark Borthwick, a traditional storyteller from the Lake District who is researching environmental ethics at the University of Edinburgh.

 

3pm David Francis Talk

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

Book Tickets

David Francis is director of the Traditional Music Forum and producer, with Simon Thoumire, of Distil, the composers’ project. He is also a musician, songwriter, and dance caller.   Working with Mairi Campbell as The Cast, they have recorded five albums of traditional music and their own material.

 

 

EVENTVENUETIMETICKET PRICEBUY LINK
SATURDAY 18TH NOVSaturday Day Ticket

Festival Ticket
PETE CLARK
'If Only They Could Talk' – Niel Gow and his Fiddles.
Anatomy Lecture Theatre1.00 - 2.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
BIT Collective DiscussionAnatomy Lecture Theatre2.00 - 3.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
Introducing the Musicians Union Calling All Musicians ! Anatomy Lecture Theatre3.00 - 4.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
BOOK LAUNCH
CARLY BLAIN
Courtyard Gallery5.00 - 6.00pmFree
SUNDAY 19TH NOVSunday Day Ticket
FILM
The Groove is not Trivial
Anatomy Lecture Theatre11.00am - 12.30pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
BOOK LAUNCH
AMY GEDDES and DONALD KNOX
Courtyard Gallery1.00 - 2.00pmFree
TALK
MARK BORTHWICK
Anatomy Lecture Theatre2.00 - 3.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
TALK
DAVID FRANCIS
Anatomy Lecture Theatre3.00 - 4.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket
FINAL STRAMASHSH DISSECTION ROOM5.00pmDay Ticket / Festival Ticket