We are extremely excited to be able to announce a new project for 2018, the North East Fiddle School.

If you missed our special announcement Newsletter at the end of November, then below is the message that Stewart sent out. We have appreciated all the support we’ve received so far, and can’t wait to get going with the teaching! Use the contact details below for more information and booking details.

“The North East Fiddle School (NEFS) will provide workshops in technique, style and repertoire for fiddle players. Initially, the workshops will be targeted at players aged 16 and over, although there are plans to offer youth orientated workshops in the future. The main objective will be to encourage participants to improve both as fiddle players and musicians, increasing their stylistic awareness and appreciation of our strong fiddle tradition.

The North East is in the highly fortunate position having an abundance of very talented fiddle players, many of whom are highly motivated tutors. NEFS will work with these dedicated musicians and strive to enhance the reputation of the North East of England as a region of both fiddling and pedagogic excellence.

North East Fiddle School - workshops in Newcastle

I very much hope that the project will inspire you to come along if you are in the region, and to follow and support our work. There is a brand new website here (www.northeastfiddleschool.org.uk) and I am reliably informed by our able administrator, Ali Say, that there is a Facebook page and a Twitter account (@NEFiddleSchool) – whatever they might be!! You can email Ali for more information or to book your place on the first half-term of workshops.

All the very best,