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

Orchestra win at 2012 Banchory Festival

Banchory Festival of Scottish Music Orchestra Trophy with fiddle in background

A team of members from the Society came first place in the orchestra competition of the 2012 Banchory Festival of Scottish Music on 12 May.

The music selection for the orchestra competition was as follows:

Celebrate Aberdeen 2012

Celebrate Aberdeen Logo - a variety of different shaped stars within a circle

We're participating in the Celebrate Aberdeen 2012 parade down Union Street with over 100 other charities and community organisations.

For more information visit celebrateaberdeen.org or follow @celebrateabdn on twitter.

Event Time: 
Sat 9 Jun 2012, 11:00am - 12:00pm

New tune to mark conductor's silver jubilee

Graham Reid presented with signed and framed copy of his Silver Jubilee Reel

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society celebrated the final concert of our conductor at the end of his 25th concert season in front of a full house at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio Theatre on Sunday (29 April) evening.

Scottish Music Evening 2012

Close up picture of fiddle

The senior and junior orchestras of Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society are on stage once more, playing a variety of Scottish music. From soulful slow airs to rattlin' reels a great night of traditional entertainment is assured.

Venue: Lemon Tree Studio Theatre, West North Street, Aberdeen

Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions) + 10% booking fee

Event Time: 
Sun 29 Apr 2012, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Reel & Rowie Coffee Morning

Coffee Cup with Rowie beside it and violin on its side in the background

Come along and enjoy a cuppa and a rowie as Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society performs a variety of traditional Scottish music.

The St Devenick's Dancers will also be performing Scottish dancing during the morning.

Orchestra members will also be on hand if you're interested in joining the Society or want to find our more about us.

Event Time: 
Sat 28 Jan 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am

Conductor's 25th concert season celebrated

Conductor Graham Reid cuts his 25th concert season celebration cake

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society celebrated the 25th concert season of conductor Graham Reid at our annual Fiddlers’ Rally at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 12 November 2011.

2011 Charities Online Financial Reporting Award

ICAEW Charities Online Financial Reporting Awards Seal

We're pleased to announce that the Society was named the winner for its income category in a national competition for charities that publish their annual reports and account online, at an awards ceremony held in London on 30 June 2011.

Tartan Day 2011

Tartan Material

Members of Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society will be performing a variety of traditional Scottish music in the city centre as part of the Tartan Day celebrations on 30 July 2011.

We'll be performing in Union Terrace Gardens. Exact timings are subject to the running time of the previous acts, but we will be appearing between 3.30pm and 4.15pm.

Event Time: 
Sat 30 Jul 2011, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Fiddlers' Rally 2011

Fiddlers Rally - Fiddlers dressed in tartan playing

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society are hosting the annual Fiddlers' Rally at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 12 November 2011.

Fiddle and accordion players from across Scotland will be joining us for a great evening of traditional Scottish music.

Event Time: 
Sat 12 Nov 2011, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

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