Fiddlers set for joint gig

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Selkirk's Riddell Fiddles are joining their contemporaries from America, Fiddle-icious in a one-off evening of international entertainment at the Victoria Halls, Selkirk, on Saturday, July 9.

The event is free, but there will be a donations box at the door, with cash going towards the Selkirk band’s youth group, the Bannerfield Buskers, and the town’s Repair Shop-inspired General Store.

The “Fiddlers’ Night Out” came about after the Riddell Fiddles were contacted by the Americans who were keen to collaborate.

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Artistic director of the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival, in which both bands are appearing, told the Southern: “We are so very excited to bring some of our festival participants to Selkirk for an exciting evening of fiddle music:

Poster for "Fiddlers Night Out".Poster for "Fiddlers Night Out".
Poster for "Fiddlers Night Out".

“Fiddle-icious, Maine USA’s largest fiddle orchestra presents an amazing performance of traditional tunes, dances, and songs passed down from their local Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors.”

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