View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Santa rosa, CA


Welcome!

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers was formed in 1986 by Alasdair Fraser and a group of friends to play and explore traditional Scottish fiddle music. The group has grown over the years to a family of more than 300 musicians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We are drawn together by our strong sense of community and delight in sharing the music we love. In addition to our monthly meeting--held mostly in members' living rooms around the San Francisco Bay Area--we organize workshops, hold autumn and winter fiddling retreats, play at regional Scottish Highland Games, and perform in small groups for concerts, benefits, and celebrations of all kinds. Since 1987, we have presented annual Spring Concerts in the Bay Area, and travelled farther afield for tours including Northern California in 1995, Alaska in 1999, and the Pacific Northwest in 2005.

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; and the majority of our music comes from the Highlands and the Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come to us from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada. We explore other fiddling traditions joyfully, and find community in the music of Ireland, Scandinavia, Quebec, Old Time American, Galicia, and Spain--and we find find welcome, basically, wherever we look.

With Alasdair Fraser as our director, musicians both amateur and professional happily blend their individual musical journeys with that of this group--a combined expression of creativity, sensitivity and joy in sharing the music. In performance, we can look something like an orchestra; but we are a band of individuals who love to create music together, and defy orchestral shackles. Our goal is to create a musical community much greater than the sum of its parts. Spontaneity is a key element. We delight in breaking down the barriers between performers and audience. We invite you, our audience, to feel involved with the music and express yourselves fearlessly!

If you would like to learn more about San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, please talk to players after the concert. You can also find information about upcoming performances and membership by visiting our website.

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers is a part of the nonprofit organization Scottish Fiddlers of California that also sponsors the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles, and the annual summer music camps Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School and Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp.

Our 2011 Spring Concert Series takes us to REDWOOD CITY, Friday 4/29 at 8:00 P.M. AND TO ROSEVILLE on Saturday evening 4/30 performance, AT 7:00 PM. Tickets for these performances are available here at brownpapertickets.com.

For one final chance to see us perform in 2011, we offer a matinee show on Sunday 5/1 at 3:00 PM, at the Lincoln Theater Napa Valley in YOUNTVILLE.


FOR OUR SUNDAY MATINEE PERFORMANCE, PLEASE PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM THE LINCOLN THEATER NAPA VALLEY BOX OFFICE:
  Tickets by Phone:: 1-707-844-9900
  Tickets on-line: www.lincolntheater.com


Events



I have no upcoming events.


Discussion



Contact
San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Send a Direct Message
History

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 28, 2013 3:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 26, 2013 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers F...

January 13, 2013 11:00 AM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers &...

January 12, 2013 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers &...

January 12, 2013 3:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 29, 2012 3:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 30, 2011 7:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 29, 2011 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

May 02, 2010 3:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

May 01, 2010 7:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers:...

April 30, 2010 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w...

April 24, 2009 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w...

April 27, 2008 3:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w...

April 26, 2008 7:30 PM
This was my event. [View Event]

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w...

April 25, 2008 8:00 PM
This was my event. [View Event]
Comment History


I have not posted any comments.

Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Developer Center
Media Center
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Use of Brown Paper Tickets is subject to our Terms & Conditions. All rights reserved. © 2011-2012 Mobile EN ES FR