Mull Fiddle Week

Mull Fiddle Week aimed to immerse young people in the energy and spirit of traditional fiddle music. The event, funded by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, had already been postponed twice because of Covid and was open to young players of all abilities from Argyll and Bute. It was even more of a celebration to be finally holding the week which attracted over 30 participants from across Mull, Argyll and Highland. The main fiddle programme was based in venues around Tobermory and was led by some of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, Patsy Reid, Adam Sutherland, Daniel Thorpe and Vanessa Edwards, who travelled up from Lancaster to join the team. Also taking part in Mull Fiddle Week was a group of young aspiring musicians who all gained places on a mentoring programme, led by Patsy Reid. Emily Goan, one of the trainees from Innellan, Argyll said “I had an absolutely fantastic week at Mull Fiddle Week and I have left feeling absolutely inspired to keep teaching. All of the tutors were patient, encouraging, helpful and supportive, as well as fantastic musicians. It was so great to be able to work with all of them and see their very often very different teaching styles… more in the printed issue

Photo shows Patsy Reid, lead tutor, with one of the young participants. Photo by Laura Mandleberg