Aberdeen based orchestras of fiddles and accordions that practice, perform and preserve traditional Scottish music.

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News items from Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

Fiddlers' Rally 2014 with Fiona Kennedy

Fiddlers' Rally 2014 - picture of guest singer Fiona Kennedy

Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society are back at the Music Hall on Saturday 15 November 2014 for their annual celebration of traditional music, song and dance.

Event Time: 
Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Music of the North East

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society's orchestra on stage at the Lemon Tree

On 20 April 2014 the original North East traditional music orchestra are back on stage, showcasing the music of their homeland, with tributes paid to great fiddle masters past and present such as William Marshall, Peter Milne, J Scott Skinner, Hector MacAndrew, Bert Murray and Judi Nicolson.

Event Time: 
Sun 20 Apr 2014, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fiddlers' Rally 2013

Fiddlers Rally 2013  - Picture of a fiddle lying against a rock in a field -

Save the date of 2 November as the orchestras of Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society's return to the Music Hall stage, joined by fiddle and accordion players from across Scotland, for a fantastic evening of traditional Scottish music.


Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen.


£17.60 including booking fee

Event Time: 
Sat 2 Nov 2013, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

2013 Charities Online Financial Reporting Award

2013 Charities Online Financial Reporting Award Winner's Seal

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society has been named as the winner of the smallest charities category for the third year running in a national awards scheme which recognises excellence in online reporting by charities.

Banchory Festival 2013 Performance

Members from the orchestra performed at the Banchory Festival of Scottish Music on 11 May. See their performance below. Fast forward to 55 seconds for the start of the music.

Scottish Music Evening 2013

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society's orchestra on stage at the Lemon Tree

Save the date of 19 May 2013 as the award winning senior orchestra of Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society, along with the junior orchestra return for their annual Scottish Music Evening with their blend of traditional music from soulful slow airs to rattlin' reels.

Event Time: 
Sun 19 May 2013, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Making Music 60 second interview features the Society

The Spring 2013 issue of the Making Music magazine Highnotes featured Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society in it's 60 second interview column - you can read the article below on page 18.

Making Music Scotland feature on Graham Reid

The December 2012 Making Music Scotland Newsletter included a feature on recently retired conductor Graham Reid and his 25 years behind the baton. You can read it below on page 2.

Graham Reid awarded 2012 Lady Hilary Groves Prize

Linda Young presents the Lady Hilary Groves Prize certificate to Graham Reid

We are delighted that Graham Reid, our recently retired conductor, has been announced as the winner of the 2012 Lady Hilary Groves Prize for his contribution to music in the community.

Fiddlers' Rally 2012

Bruce MacGregor playing his fiddle

Hosted by Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society, the Fiddlers' Rally on 10 November is a fantastic evening of music with traditional Scottish flair. Compered by Scotland's Son of Fun Eddie Rose, the evening will feature 2008 Scottish Singer of the Year, Emily Smith and founding member of Blazin' Fiddles and BBC Radio Scotland's Bruce MacGregor.

Event Time: 
Sat 10 Nov 2012, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

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