There are identifiable regional variations - that of the North East (Banchory and Fochabers); of Shetland (a separate category), the North-West (much influenced by Gaelic traditions - and in turn a strong influence on the Cape Breton fiddling heritage).
Scottish fiddlers have their own styles of ornamentation, and a particularly strong repertoire.
Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society
Information about concerts and practices, with details of their restoration of the J Scott Skinner memorial. [Scotland]
Profile of the 1995 US National Scottish Fiddle Champion, her performance and recordings. Includes details of the Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club. Located in Glenelg, Maryland, USA.
Banchory Strathspey and Reel Society
Society formed in the birthplace of the legendary James Scott Skinner; information about their history, recordings, concerts and annual festival. [Aberdeenshire, Scotland]
Border Strathspey and Reel Society
Dedicated to keeping traditional Scottish music alive. Lists group information, news, concerts, members and associated links. [Langholm, Scotland]
Inverness-based traditional fiddler; includes biography, gig and tour dates, press coverage, and contact.
Fiddles and Fiddlers
Biographies of fiddlers of North East Scotland, with audio samples of modern players playing their tunes. [from J. Murdoch Henderson’s “Flowers of Scottish Melody”, 1935]
Profile, discography, tour dates, reviews, newsletters and booking information. Also includes information about his fiddle camps and schools in the US and Scotland.
Gordon Gunn Band, The
A three piece band from Orkney and Wick. Includes biographies, reviews, album information, MP3s, and gig-listing.
A West Highland fiddler, well known for playing left-handed. Includes his biography, and details of his tune collection.
Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers
A California-based group of Scottish fiddlers; details of their gigs, profiles, and contact details. [US]
San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
Group playing traditional Scottish fiddle music, directed by Alasdair Fraser. Information about meetings, performances, activities, and background on the tradition. [California, US]
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
A traditional music ensemble, with origins in Fiddlers' Rallies. Details the history of the orchestra along with its forthcoming concerts. Information on the personnel and recordings also included.
Listing of Scottish and Shetland fiddlers, with profiles and discographies.
Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire
Devoted to learning and performing Scottish music. Information about membership, performances, activities, newsletters, and contact details. [New Hampshire, US]
A group preserving and promoting Scottish traditional music to the younger generations; information about membership, practices, and events, with contact details. [Aberdeenshire, Scotland]
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