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 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

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

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