Absolutely tremendous Dolan, kids are still buzzing, and haven’t stopped playing
the tunes and talking about it, since they got home.
And thanks once again for #102, very much appreciated.
Book us all in for next year m8, and anything we can do to help in the
meantime,just ask away.
thanks Dolan for a great week. Mon 19th is firmly in my diary and that should give you all plenty of time to practice your football!! Yours Fifi the Sumo wrestler x
Had such a great time on Taransay this year! Can not wait for next time, I’ll
definately be back over on the 19th next year! Cheers to everyone who put
together such a brilliant week! Book me in for 2010, cheers!!
The annual Taransay Fiddle Camp off the Island of Harris,Scotland. has been
voted number one Fiddle Camp in the UK .
A straw poll in Spring 2004 edition of Fiddleon magazine gave Taransay
Fiddle Camp 40% of the vote.
Blazin` in Beauly fiddle school came second in the poll ahead of strong
competition from Edinburgh,Witney,Brigg a six other venues.
Taransay fiddle school is gaining in popularity and is definately now one
of the annual fiddle schools that fiddlers worldwide wish to attend .
Students from as far afield as USA, and Australia attend the fiddle course
which last year had additional lessons in keyboard accompaniment,piping
Past tutors have included Buddy Macmaster,Alan Henderson,Pete Cooper,Patsy
Reid,Aly White,Ronan Martin,Alison Macleod
As well as music workshops there are a golf
tuition,fiddle composition classes,fiddle rythym classes,highland piping,as
well as lots of informal sessions,ceilidhs and concerts.
Fidhleirean Eilean an Fhraoich chairman Dolan Morrison paid tribute to all
committee members, local fiddlers,sponsors and volunteers who work extremely
hard every year for free to ensure that the fiddle camp is a success.
Dolan Morrison also confirmed the line up for this years camp which runs
These include Charlie Mackerron of Caperceille,Chris Stout from Shetland who
plays with Fiddlers Bid our very own Alistair White from the Battlefeild
Band and Patsy Reid ex Scottish Fiddle champion from Perth.
This an exceptionally strong line up with the emphasis on traditional
Scottish fiddle music.