Fiddle workshops in Scotland

Fiddle workshops in Scotland

Below is a list of fiddle weekends and week-long fiddle workshops that I’m aware of that happen each year in Scotland. If you know of any other workshops that are not on this list, or spot any errors, please let me know!

Central Scotland

Scots Fiddle Festival (various tutors – Edinburgh)
Fiddlingscool (Gregor Borland and Dougie Lawrence – Perthshire)
Celtic Connections (various tutors – Glasgow)
The String School (Mairi Voinot and others – Glasgow)
Feis Fhoirt (various tutors – Falkirk & Stirling)
Winter Trad (Ross Couper – Edinburgh)
Dunkeld Bridge fiddle weeks (Pete Clark – Perthshire)

South Scotland

Tinto Summer School (various tutors – South Lanarkashire)
Merlin Academy of Traditional Music summer school (Ian Fraser)

West Scotland

Bealach fiddle retreat (Kirstie McLanaghan and Ros Gasson – Roseneath Peninsula)A fiddle on a kitchen table
Lismore fiddle retreats (Mairi Campbell – Lismore)
Sabhal Mor Ostaig short courses (Alasdair Fraser and others – Skye)
Fyne Fiddles (Amy Geddes – Argyll)
Resipole Fiddle Fest (various tutors – Moidart)
Ceolas Uist (Various tutors – Uist)
Land o’ Burns Fiddle Weekend (Ayrshire)

North Scotland

Fiddle workshopBlack Isle Fiddle Weekend (Lauren MacColl – Cromarty)
Blazin’ in Beauly (Blazin’ Fiddles – Highland)
Fiddlingscool (Gregor Borland and Dougie Lawrence – Highland)
Fiddle Frenzy (various Shetland fiddlers – Shetland)
Feis Rois Inbhich (various tutors – Ross-shire)
Feis Gleann Albainn (usually Adam Sutherland, Charlie McKerron, Innes Watson, and Ross Couper – Highland)
Fèis Inbhir Narainn (various tutors – Highland)

East Scotland

Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective workshops (tutors from the band – Aberdeenshire)
Saltoun Strings (East Lothian)


Adam Sutherland School of Fiddle (various locations)
Scottish Cello Workshops also open to fiddlers. (Seylan Baxter – various locations)


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