Creative Connections blog – Wednesday and Thursday
Posted by Richard Wemyss on August 6th, 2009
The sun shone all day in Whalsay on Wednesday and everyone could see why it’s called the Bonnie Isle! For the fiddlers the highlight of the day undoubtedly was a visit by Gibby Hutchison (91), the last of the old Whalsay style of fiddlers. John, his son, is teaching guitar with us this week and… Read the rest...
Creative Connections blog – Tuesday and Wednesday
Posted by Richard Wemyss on August 5th, 2009
Well here I am sitting in Whalsay school; the fiddlers, knitters and writers are distributed throughout the building and I just noticed a Shetland pony walking past the window. I’ve had my coffee and can draw breath to think about how its all gone so far.
Yesterday our first full day went fantastically; the feedback… Read the rest...
Creative Connections blog – Monday
Posted by Richard Wemyss on August 4th, 2009
Creative Connections got off to a flying start yesterday; visitors, from as far away as Australia, the States and Spain, started gathering in the early afternoon and Islesburgh Community Centre was filled with Shetland fiddle tunes. Our regular Fiddle Frenzy visitors were desperate to fire up a session and for three quarters of an hour… Read the rest...
Fiddle Frenzy 2009 – the first aftenoon
Posted by Bryan Peterson on August 3rd, 2009
, part of Creative Connections
, started this afternoon (Monday) with students from around the world registering and getting stuck straight into lessons from some of Shetland’s finest musicians.
The day will finish with a family dance, with music from the Jim Halcrow Band, and a late night music session back at the… Read the rest...
Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch fiddle book launch
Posted by Mary Smith on July 30th, 2009
Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch launch Shetland Arts’ third fiddle tune book ‘Kebister Head’ – and other fiddle tunes composed, or as played, by Bobby Peterson. The launch will take place in the Foyer of Shetland Museum on Sunday 2 August at 2.30pm and an invitation is extended to anyone who would like to come… Read the rest...