Triad Scottish Fiddlers and Friends is a Music Club, comprised of both amateur and professional musicians, that meets regularly in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, encompassing the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Highpoint. The club is led Musical Director, Pat Talbert and Director Debbie Morris. If you are a musician - of any skill level - and you'd like to play Scottish traditional music, contact Debbie or Pat. Their contact info is listed below.
The group focuses on the interpretation and performance of traditional Scottish music, much of it from the Golden Age of Scottish music in the mid 18th to early 19th centuries. This period in Scottish history saw a great flowering of intellectual thought, literature and the arts, including popular demand for compositions of tunes to accompany Scottish Country dancers. These tunes took standard forms such as the jig, the reel, and the strathspey, and emphasized tempo and rhythm as well as melody. The tunes, often named for the person who commissioned them, were usually performed by a lone fiddler accompanied by a bass-player, today's cello. TSFF has a core of about six fiddlers, a cello, Celtic drum, harp, low and high whistles, recorder, guitar, and even a hammered dulcimer on occasion! Traditional Scottish dance music made its way to America with merchant ships and Scottish and Irish immigrants, and its echoes can be heard in the traditional folk music of the Appalachian Mountains today.
For more information contact:
Debbie Morris firstname.lastname@example.org 336-248-8629
A few of the Fiddlers decided to perform at a local wine shop. Needless to say we had some fun.