THE PLEASANCE: 16-18 NOVEMBER 2018
The Scots Fiddle Festival was launched in 1996 with the aim to promote and sustain traditional fiddle music. The festival brings people together from all over the world, both performers and audience members and continues to inspire thousands of people to enjoy and take part in traditional music each year.
2018 sees us moving to a new home at The Pleasance, coming back under one roof, a desire expressed by many of our supporters. Following feedback we have made a few changes this year, simplified ticketing being the major one. The Pleasance café and bar will be available all day and into the evening, and there is more space for ad hoc tunes, should you wish. What has not changed is a quality weekend, run and organised by dedicated volunteers, a friendly place to meet and enjoy good music, be it listening, playing or performing.
GENERAL INFO TO MAKE YOUR WEEKEND RUN BETTER
Please find a PDF version of the 2018 Brochure on the Media Page
The Pleasance cafe and bar is available all day and into the evening throughout the weekend. It will be open from Friday evening for pre-concert drinks and food.
The cafe and bar will be our ‘Festival Hub’ on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am providing food and drink, and stalls (closing at 5.00pm), sessions, and the odd special event. Our information desk, merchandising stall and of course, the ever present CD stall, are also in this area. Sunday repeats the Saturday activities excluding the Festival Club.
There will be led sessions in the Pentland room, on both Saturday and Sunday, with breaks between for informal tunes. Our day time programme runs from 10.30am until 5pm, and finishes on Sunday at the Final Stramash - 5.30pm in the Quaker Hall. There is also an informal session in the Pentland Room on Saturday night, 11pm until 1.00 am. All sessions are free to attend as is the Festival Hub on all days - pop in and join us.
Steve Burnett – violin maker
Thornton Caldwell – violin & guitar maker
Caroline Campbell – violin maker
Alessandra Paradiso - bow maker
Stringers of Edinburgh
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
Scots Fiddle Festival (CDs & merchandise)