Celtic Fiddlers

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About Us

Celtic Music For All


Celtic Fiddlers was founded by Liz Gregg and Pam Rosenfeld to provide an opportunity for ensemble playing to string players of all abilities. As the years have gone by our membership has changed from being comprised mainly of children to being a largely adult group, but our philosophy remains the same... to welcome String players of all ages and all stages to play traditional Celtic music in a friendly and supportive environment.


Robbie our mascot!                                          The first meeting took place in January 2008 and our first gig was on 21st June 2008 at Richmond Methodist Church, Penzance, a combined concert with the West Cornwall Suzuki Group directed by Susan Norseworthy. We also played in the Golowan Festival that year and have done so every year since.


Each year we have been invited to perform more gigs. We have played for charity fundraising fetes at St Dennis, St Levan, St Newlyn East and St Agnes... but you don't have to have a Saintly name to have us play for you. We have also played in Newquay, at the Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary, at Stroke Clubs in Redruth and at Falmouth as well as at the Newlyn Fish Festival and Lowender Perran. We have provided Festive Music at Hayle Shopping Centre and will soon be playing this year at Godolphin House, near Helston for the National Trust. Our Calendar page will give you details of our forthcoming engagements.


Celtic Fiddlers have just recorded their first cd at Cube Recording Studios, and this is available for sale at £5. Please see our Store for details, or come to a gig and pick one up there!


Would You Like To Join Us?

We meet at the Scout Hut by Penpol School in Penpol Road on Saturday mornings 2-3 times each half term. The sessions run from 10 til 12 and we have a break half way through. Tea and coffee are provided and everyone contributes nibbles for the break - we eat very well!
 
Each Player is asked to pay £2 per session to cover rent and heating and an annual amount of £5 towards insurance.

To get the most out of Celtic Fiddlers, you need to have your own instrument and a basic understanding of how to play it. It is helpful if you can read music as we play from printed parts, not by ear. Don't worry if you haven't played for a while or have never played in a group - we have parts for beginners so you can join in straight away.

The second violin parts are accessible to grade 2 or 3 players. The first violin parts are the most difficult. You can start where you are comfortable and move up when you are ready. If you play cello or viola we can accomodate you too. Our youngest player currently is 11 and our oldest around 80, so age is no barrier!

Members are encouraged to come to as many gigs as they can, but we appreciate that attendance is not always possible. People often team up with transport, so don't let lack of transport put you off. 

If after all this you are interested in joining us, please contact the Secretary here.