Event Details

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

When is it?
Sun 29 Apr

About
2:30pm $20 Adult $15 Child/Senior $35 Family Three of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians are coming to New Zealand and you can catch them at the Plaza in Putaruru on 29 April 2018. Gordon Gunn has been described as “one of the most exciting and innovative fiddle players of the times.” He is a founding member of Scottish super-group Session A9, who were voted best live act at the 2012 Trad Awards, as well as being a respected fiddle tutor, composer, session musician and producer. He is an tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Trad Music in Plockton and is also in demand teaching fiddle and group work classes all over the world. His playing has featured on more than 50 albums. Angus Lyon is a member of both Blazin’ Fiddles & The Halton Quartet who has also recorded & performed alongside Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Paul McCartney, Bobby McFerrin, Craig Armstrong, Blue Rose Code, Eliza Carthy, Matt Costa, Bella Hardy & many more! Gregor Borland has also toured and recorded with many great bands and artists - Kathryn Tickell, Davy Steele, Jim Malcolm and Burach, to name just a few. He now has his own teaching studio in Edinburgh, runs annual fiddle weeks in stunning locations, teaches at clubs all around Scotland and is in demand as a guest instructor at fiddle schools as far afield as the USA and New Zealand. Together these three superb musicians will be teaching fiddle and accompaniment classes at a fiddle week in west Auckland (www.scotstring.nz) and will then present concerts in Auckland and Putaruru. They will be accompanied by some of their students, and members of the Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club The Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club was set up 10 years ago to teach the techniques of Scottish Fiddle. Many of the members are classical musicians, who also love Scottish music. The group includes pianists, cellists and guitarists who provide accompaniment. Several members of the Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club have played at the