The Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling

Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music

Topic Classes 8/6

— Class Descriptions —


Topic Classes

Thursday 8/6, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.


Special Topic Class


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:


Rachel Barton Pine teaches “What To Do at a Jam if You Don’t Know the Tune” 

Anticipating the day when we’ll be able to gather again for jams!



Tune Time


All six sessions:  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.  Three nights each week, Dr. Turner will explore:

      1. the Macglashan Collection, the eighteenth century music source designated for study at Jink 2020
      2. the Jink Book o’ Tunes 2020, 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!

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