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

Society News

News items from Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

Annual report 2008

Review of developments, activities and achievements
Concerts

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."

Take the Floor Feature on our 80th Anniversary

On 12 April 2008 BBC Radio Scotland's "Take the Floor" programme hosted by Robbie Shepherd included a feature on the Society's 80th anniversary. You can listen to the programme again until the 19 April by following the link below.

Answers to the Quiz Sheet

Here at last are the answers to the Scottish Song Quiz Sheet that many of you were good enough to buy and participate in.

I am sorry for the delay in posting the answers and I hope it hasn't been too frustrating.

Fiddlers Spectacular returns to HMT

It's been a while, but we're returning to His Majestys Theatre Aberdeen in April 2008 with Banchory Strathspey & Reel Society as joint hosts of the Fiddlers Spectacular, with special guests Caledon. We' re busy rehearsing as you read and it sounds like it will be another great show.

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Thu 24 Apr 2008, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
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Fri 25 Apr 2008, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
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Sat 26 Apr 2008, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Celebrating 80 in 08

Traditional Scottish music orchestra Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month and has a variety of events planned for the coming year to mark the occasion.

The events start with a 10 hour fundraising music marathon which is being held on Saturday 2 February 2008 at Grampian Society for the Blind, 21 John Street, Aberdeen from 9am to 7pm.

Fiddlers' Spectacular returns to HMT

It's been a while, but we're returning to His Majestys Theatre Aberdeen in April 2008 with Banchory Strathspey & Reel Society as joint hosts of the Fiddlers Spectacular, with special guests Caledon. We' re busy rehearsing as you read and it sounds like it will be another great show.

Forthcoming Fundraising Events

Can you help? The Society is planning a concert trip to Stavanger in June of 2008, so to help with the costs we will be organising various fund-raising events in the early months of 2008.  These will include a music marathon, the use of a charity shop and a race night. Further details are available on our Fundraising Page.

Fiddlers' Rally 2007

Well that was a belter.  In a sold out Music Hall we experienced probably one of our best concerts for years.  In the first time for a very long time the audience reaction was sufficient to coax us into playing an encore, which received an even greater ovation than the rest of the concert.

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