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At the crossroads of Celtic folk music and the high Scottish baroque, you have found the home of Scottish fiddle music in the Bay area!

Right: The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers demonstrate real reel style on tour in Scotland

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Video 2008

These players bring you a full spectrum of traditional sound
... from the Highlands to the Borders
... from the Gaelic and island musicians of the west to the 18th-century fiddle masters of the northeast
... from the rocky Shetlands to faraway Cape Breton and eastern Canada where the Caledonian culture still holds sway.

The repertoire includes other Celtic influences -- Welsh and Irish, for example -- as well as tunes that crossed the Atlantic two hundred years ago and took root in the mountains and valleys of eastern America.

Traditional music thrives on both the past and the future. The Fiddlers' tune book continues to grow with new contributions in the Scottish vein from contemporary composers both famous and emerging.

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The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers have great fun with their music, and at the same time their rehearsal time is no jam session. These players are trained and coached meticulously by the two-time winner of the U.S. national championship in Scottish fiddling. Solos and small groups are encouraged, and excellence is the goal. Their authentic style and solid technique show a deep respect for hundreds of years of tradition as well as an ardent love of Scottish melody.

Co-directed by master fiddler Colyn Fischer and pianist-arranger Shauna Pickett-Gordon, the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers appear around the Bay area and beyond. They perform full-length concerts, they take part in festivals and fairs, and they furnish the entertainment for events such as receptions, parties, weddings, and Scottish society dinners.

See some of their past appearances here.

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