A week of workshops, concerts, sessions and masterclasses, Folk Frenzy is curated by renowned Shetland fiddler, Kevin Henderson and will run from Sunday 14 – Friday 19th July 2019.

After taking a break in 2018, Fiddle Frenzy has been developed into Folk Frenzy, still with a significant fiddle focus but broadening the event out to include other aspects of folk music. The Shetland fiddle tradition will be at the core of the event but there will be the chance to get an insight to other styles and musical thoughts.

Folk Frenzy 2019 sees the addition of an international name to the tuition mix, and the introduction of an ‘ensemble’ class, alongside the fiddle classes to widen the festival out to other musicians and instruments who wish to know more about the arrangement side of the music process and how music is put together from scratch.

We are delighted to have the highly sought after ensemble class leader Antti Järvela from Finland as special guest for this class.The aim is to create a focussed and intimate event, with a ‘family vibe’, focussing on developing the musical relationship between the participants, tutors and instruments to provide a collaborative and inspiring experience for everyone involved.

Tutors confirmed so far:

Catriona Macdonald - Fiddle

Ross Couper - Fiddle

Antti Järvela (Finland) - Ensemble

Full frenzy packages on sale now at a special early bird price, valid until the end of February 2019. Extra activities on sale in April including bus tours, boat tours, walking tours, concerts, sessions, masterclasses and introductory classes, and arts and crafts workshops, priority booking for those with early bird Folk Frenzy Packages.

Folk Frenzy 2019


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