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

Society News

News items from Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

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

Tartan Day 2012

Bagpipe player in tartan dress, Aberdeen's Tartan Day. Artwork Abdn City Council

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society is performing in  the Tartan Concert in the central courtyard at the Academy Shopping Centre on Saturday 28 July as part of the opening events for Aberdeen's Tartan Week.

Event Time: 
Sat 28 Jul 2012, 3:30pm - 4:00pm

2012 Charities Online Financial Reporting Award

ICAEW Charities Online Financial Reporting Awards 2012 Winner's Seal

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

Reel & Rowie Coffee Morning in Cults

Striped coffee cup & saucer with buttered rowie beside it, fiddle at the back

We're pleased to announce that we're organising another Reel & Rowie Coffee Morning following a successful pilot earlier this year.

Join us for a cuppa and rowie at Cults Parish Church Hall as we perform a variety of traditional Scottish music in a relaxed informal setting. 

Event Time: 
Sat 29 Sep 2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Society shortlisted in 2012 charities awards

Cover Page from 2011 Annual Report with Violin and Accordion image

We're pleased to announce that the Society's 2011 Annual Report has been short-listed in a national competition recognising excellence in online financial reporting by charities

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