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

Society News

News items from Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

Fiddlers' Rally 2009

We're hosting the Fiddlers' Rally at Aberdeen Music Hall on 14 November 2009 at 7.30pm.

Special guests are musical minstrel Alistair McDonald and Shetland Fiddler Bryan Gear. The compere is Robert Lovie.

Event Time: 
Sat 14 Nov 2009, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Scottish Music Evening 2009

Violin and accordionIf you were there we hope you enjoyed our Scottish Music Evening at the Lemon Tree on 26 April 2009.

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Event Time: 
Sun 26 Apr 2009, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Taster/Open Session

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society is holding a Free open session on Saturday, 21 February 2009, 2.15pm to 4.00pm at Harlaw Academy, 18/20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen

Ages from around 8 to over 80, all abilities welcome, bring your own instrument for a tune, or simply come along to talk & listen to us

Free open session - find out more about us

Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society held a free drop-in session on Sat 21 Feb 2009 for anyone interested in joining so they could find out more about us.

Event Time: 
Sat 21 Feb 2009, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

New rehearsal venue

We are moving to a new rehearsal venue with more room to allow for the junior orchestra to split into two groups.

Commencing 2 February 2009 our traditional Scottish music orchestras will rehearse at Cornhill Community Centre, Cornhill Drive, Aberdeen, AB15 5BL. Map to our new venue. Vehicle access is off Beechwood Road.

Conductor celebrates his 21st

Graham Reid's cutting his 21st Anniversary Cake

The Society celebrated Graham Reid's 21 years of work as conductor with a special cake and small gift. (If we're honest he's being doing it that long we lost count, which is why we missed his 20th anniversary).

Aberdeen's Tartan Day 2008 - Damp but not Down

Scottish Country Dancers in Union Terrace Gardens on Tartan Day Aug 2008Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society were pleased to participate once again as part of the City'

Annual report 2008

Review of developments, activities and achievements

Once more the Society's orchestras have had a full programme of over 30 concerts throughout the year varying in both their size and venue. These would not have been possible without the continued support and contributions of the members. The highlights include:

Banchory Festival of Music Competition Win

The Society regularly participates in the Banchory Festival of Scottish Music and is pleased to announce their entry won the orchestra competition on 10 May 2008.

In addition to the orchestra competition, members of the Society were also competing in the individual categories of the festival.

Fiddlers' Spectacular a great Success

2008 Fiddlers Spectacular Program - Photo of violin being played

If you weren't there then I'm afraid you've missed it and the next one is probably another two years away. The Fiddlers' Spectacular has just completed its run at His Majesty's and has been a great success.

Audience feedback has been very positive and the Evening Express review rated the show as "A must see."

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