The Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling

Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music

Topic Classes 7/27

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Topic Classes                                                               Click here to download a complete description list from the Document Library

Tuesday 7/27, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

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Today's Special Topic


These classes are your chance to learn about different aspects of the Scottish music tradition that our faculty is particularly passionate about!  Each session will delve into diverse topics and give you insight into some important (and awesome!) tools and ideas you can use to expand your understanding of Scottish fiddling.  Here is today's topic:


Mari Black teaches "Fiery Pipe Tunes for Fiddlers"

Even we fiddlers can admit it: some of the coolest tunes out there are pipe tunes.  The awesome variations, the many parts, the intricate ornamentation, the powerful sound…it’s pretty irresistible.  And we fiddlers can steal every bit of it!  In this class, we'll explore the tunes, techniques, and tricks you need to turn yourself into a great pipe tune player.


Tune Time


Today's session:  Dr John Turner 


John Turner - a 10-time National Scottish Fiddle Champion and founder/artistic director of Jink & Diddle - is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for 18th century Scottish traditional fiddle music, as well as the stories behind it.  This evening, Dr. Turner will explore:

      1. the John Clark Collection (1797), the eighteenth century music source designated for study at Jink 2021
      2. the Jink Book o’ Tunes 2021, a contemporary collection of tunes composed by Jinkers and instructors
      3. Jink’s collection of Rally Music, filled with favourite traditional tunes.

Dr John will undoubtedly share gems of related Scottish history and impart wisdom from his many years dedicated to the preservation of Scottish music.  Come play along and immerse yourself in some tunes and tales with one of the greats from the rich Scottish fiddling tradition!
                                                                     Click here to download a complete description list from the Document Library

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