Featuring over 50 musicians and 50 events across one weekend in Edinburgh, the Scots Fiddle Festival – Fiddle 2019 – is celebrating its 24th festival with a wealth of distinguished and upcoming talent on the bill, all taking place under one roof at its new venue – The Pleasance.
The Friday night concert in The Pleasance Theatre features Shetland fiddle player Ross Couper and guitarist Tom Oakes with a special guest appearance from Tim Edey. Twelfth Day will also feature who will be performing music from their brand new album Face to Face (out November 2019) with their full band.
On Saturday night, we are delighted to welcome world-renowned Irish fiddler Liz Carroll (US), who will be headlining, accompanied by guitarist Jenn Butterworth. Also featuring tonight will be dynamic four-piece Gnoss. The concert will be opened by the Scots Fiddle Festival Youth Engagement Project which is led by fiddle player Adam Sutherland.
The Sunday night concert features music from Shetland fiddle player Jenna Reid who will be accompanied by pianist Harris Playfair, followed by The Alasdair White Trio.
Rosie Munro, Artistic Director says: “I am delighted to launch the programme for Fiddle 2019 which showcases an exciting array of fiddle music styles, spanning from Cape Breton to Scotland to Oslo. We cannot wait to welcome audience members and so many world renowned musicians to the festival in November. With a range of events and workshops on offer tailored to suit all levels of ability, there’s something for everyone!”
During the days there are fiddle workshops for all levels (including ones specifically for young people), from many top artists as well as recitals, ‘come and try’ sessions – which are ideal for those who have never played but want to try fiddle, a slow session and market stalls– all based at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. To highlight the weekend, representatives of the Festival visit local primary schools to share our passion for Scottish music with young people and provide information packs for the teaching staff.
Taking place 15-17 November, tickets and more details about the Fiddle 2019 programme and performers are available from: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com or from http://scotsfiddlefest.brownpapertickets.com/ A number of activities are free during the festival and festival saver tickets are on offer, so you can see more for your money.
Organised by the Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddle 2019 is made possible by funding from the City of Edinburgh Council plus donations from Eskmills, and Foxlake Adventures; and partners –Stringers, Apex Hotels and Reich Hall Architects as well as all the volunteers and other supporters who help the Festival run each year.
For further press information contact:
Rosie Munro – Artistic Director