Festival At A Glance

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Featuring over 40 musicians and 50 events across one weekend in Edinburgh,

Scotland’s largest fiddle festival is celebrating its 21st year with a wealth of distinguished and upcoming talent on the bill.

Image by Ludovic Farine Photography

We are thrilled to present another packed programme of concerts, recitals, talks, workshops, special events and more at The Queen’s Hall and Summerhall in Edinburgh, showcasing a selection of the best fiddle players from Scotland and further afield.

The Friday night concert in The Queen’s Hall kicks off proceedings with Glasgow based acoustic trio Snuffbox, featuring Charlie Stewart, the 2017 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year on fiddle, followed by Highland fiddler Graham Mackenzie and his nine- piece band, playing music from his album ‘Crossing Borders’.

On Saturday night in The Queen’s Hall, Perthshire fiddler, Patsy Reid, will be headlining with her band along with the Jeremy Kittel Trio from the USA. The concert will be opened by the Scots Fiddle Festival Outreach Project which features young fiddle stars of tomorrow.

This year, the Sunday night concert takes place in Summerhall, with music from Jenna Moynihan & Màiri Chaimbeul and the group, Dallahan.

You can also dance the evening away on Friday night with Grouse Ceilidh Band at Summerhall, then follow onto the Festival Club or late night sessions on Friday and Saturday night.

During the days there are workshops for all levels (including ones specifically for young people), covering fiddle and mixed instrument options from many top artists as well as recitals, talks, special events, ‘come and try’ sessions, and market stalls– all based at Summerhall.

Tickets available from Queen’s Hall Box Office. 

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