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Monday Online Workshop Series

Monday Online Workshop Series

– Via Zoom – Primarily on Monday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted). 

This series began at the beginning of the pandemic when we realized we could bring together two groups of people for their mutual benefit:  Musicians who had just lost all of their performance and teaching gigs for the foreseeable future and people stuck at home who wanted to learn tunes from some of the biggest names in the Scottish and Cape Breton traditional music scene from near and far. 

Due to the popularity of this series it will continue ONLINE after the pandemic.

Sheet music & recordings, including the Zoom recording, from workshops are available on the Members Only page after each workshop.

All Boston Scottish Fiddle Club members will receive the Zoom link to the meeting via email the day before the workshop.


  • September 21 –Rua MacMillan –  Nairn, Scotland. “As a stylist of Scottish fiddle he is second to none.  As an arranger of traditional music in the modern idiom there is no one I’d listen to more!” – Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band founding member)
  • October 19 – Anita MacDonald (Cape Breton) – Anita, along with her duo partner, Ben Miller, have become renowned across Canada and further afield, for their synergistic approach to traditional Scottish music, blending Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and step-dance.
  • November 16 –Anna Wendy Stevenson – is a fiddler specializing in Celtic music, she has toured the world as a performer and teacher working with a range of artists and community groups. 
  • December 21 – Adam Sutherland –  Adam comes from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.  In his late thirties, he is one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, composers and teachers in a thriving scene, drenched with talent.
  • January 18 – Charlie Mckerronhas been a major figure in the traditional music scene since the early 1980’s and is internationally regarded as one of Scotland’s finest fiddlers.  
  • February 22 – Douglas Montgomery– has been teaching the fiddle in Orkney for over 20 years, 18 of which has been in the primary and secondary schools around the county and performs with Saltfishforty and The Chair and is the musical director of Orkney Folk: The Gathering.
  • March 15 – Patsy Reid – From Perthshire, Patsy Reid is a Scottish musician, composer and educator.  Since stepping back from super-folk-group, Breabach in 2011, Patsy has been in constant demand as a session player and arranger, animating others’ projects with her unique blend of fiddle and violin playing.
  • April 19 – 
  • May 17 – 

These are Zoom meeting – Members will receive instructions by email for joining in.

We encourage people to tip the workshop leader if you can via Paypal, directly to the leader’s account.  Musicians have had all of their gigs cancelled and this is a chance to help them out.

These are intermediate/advanced workshops.  Any member can participate online.