McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults.

Paul is one of the most respected exponents of the Scots fiddle tradition today, and as such is in regular demand to perform at concerts, festivals and clubs. He has traveled the world with his music and is one of Scotland’s most successful fiddle tutors, with his pupils regularly winning fiddle championships all over Scotland. He is in regular demand as a workshop leader as well having led workshops at St. Andrews University, Aberdeen university, the traditional music course at Benbecula college, all five north Atlantic Fiddle conventions and workships in Canada, Australia and the USA.

Paul is among Scotland’s foremost traditional composers with around 450 tunes composed in the traditional Scottish idiom, many of which appear in his Lochnagar Collection. He has written for TV, film and stage, his music has been performed at the BBC Scottish Proms and he was nominated as composer of the year at the BBC Alba Trad Music awards in 2012.

Paul is then taking part in the McLellan event A Scots Hairst, in Whiting Bay hall on Thursday evening.
A celebration of the Scots tradition in music, song and verse from North East to South West. The three performers from the North East are Paul Anderson, traditional singer Shona Donaldson and Bothy Ballad specialist Geordie Murison. With local performers Sheila Gilmore and John Cruikshank. Whiting Bay Hall – 8pm £12 Children and young people at school go free.