The Scottish Fiddle – Its Journey of Influence from Scotland to the USA

Unfortunately Ed Miller will not be able to present “The Scottish Folksong Revival from 1960 to Today” as planned due to unforeseen circumstances. Thankfully, Colin MacLeod has generously stepped in to present: The Scottish Fiddle – Its Journey of Influence from Scotland to the USA

Join us Friday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. as Scottish fiddler and storyteller, Colin MacLeod, will present a one-hour lecture in word and music addressing the influence that the Scottish fiddle has had in this country from the 1700s to the present day.

The Scottish fiddle, in its various forms, has been present in Scotland since the 1700s. When people emigrated from Scotland to the United States during the 1700s and 1800s, many brought their fiddles with them. The tunes they played would become the foundation of American folk music. Join Colin at the Salado Museum to learn more about these musical journeys and the influence of the Scottish fiddle on folk and popular music in the United States. Colin MacLeod is originally from Scotland and has been playing Celtic fiddle for more than 40 years. He achieved Grade 8 Violin Distinction, played in Celtic bands in Australia, and has hosted Celtic fiddle workshops in Scotland, Australia and the United States since 2007. Colin regularly performs and teaches, both in person and online, in Europe, Australia and North America.

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