Welcome to the Raleigh Scottish Fiddle Club.


We are a community based group that gets together to share some Scottish Fiddle music. We welcome beginners to Scottish Fiddling. All instruments are welcome. There is no "joining the group" per se...just show up and be ready to play some Scottish fiddle tunes. The vast majority of the repertoire comes from the "Golden Age of Scottish Fiddling"...Niel Gow, William Marshall, Robert MacIntosh...but there is a growing interest in Scottish fiddling...what I like to call "The New Age of the Golden Age of Scottish Fiddling".

A typical monthly meeting will follow a format of learning a tune by ear, take a short break, then read through some predetermined music, slowly at first, and gradually adding tempo.

An open jam of Scottish tunes can follow.

Our goal is to build a common repertoire of tunes that we can share.

Please visit the pages to the left to view Tune Collections, Tunes of the Month, Calendar of Events, Announcements, Video and Photos.

contact at raleighscots@gmail.com

about the painting..it is "Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl" by David Allan...This was painted after Allan's return from Italy, and was the first of his many Scottish genre subjects. Neil Gow, the celebrated violin player, composer and collector of music, takes his place amongst the musicians as does his brother Donald on 'cello; Gow's services were retained by the Duke of Atholl, for a fee of £5 a year. The tartan worn in this picture was done so illegally, for highland dress had been proscribed after the Jacobite rising of 1745 in an Act not repealed until 1782.