Riddell Fiddle 2014 classes announced

SELKIRK-BASED Riddell Fiddles start a new term at the Argus Centre, Selkirk, on Sunday, January 19.

The year starts off with the renowned Selkirk Haggis Hunt, with the Fiddles presenting the music for the Haggis Hunt Polka as the intrepid hunters march past.

Sunday morning classes include three-step dance workshops run by Amy Geddes and Alison Carlyle from the Scottish Stepdance Company. Try out this traditional, percussive form of dance – with a live band to help out it is great fun. No previous experience is required and all ages welcomes.

Dates for this are February 16, March 2 and 16. Check www.riddellfiddles.co.uk for details.

Meanwhile classes in Border Tunes (Louise Douglas) and the Improvers Classes (Sheila Sapkota) run weekly. Performance skills classes are run by visiting tutors such as Catriona Macdonald (renowned Shetland fiddler) and resident tutor Amy Geddes, with guitarist Donald Knox and double bass player Tony Manning.

Evening ceilidh bands for all ages and traditional music grades class complete the opportunities on offer.

Come and be part of the music with lots of performances and a bit of busking promised.