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Fiddle Masterclass with Paul Anderson

20/09/2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Paul Anderson is one of Scotland’s most celebrated traditional musicians and on Sunday the 20th of September there will be a rare opportunity to take part in a workshop with one of Scotland’s finest fiddlers. Paul was commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland to compose music inspired by Rodney’s Stone which stands in the grounds of Brodie Castle.

As well as covering all aspects of the Scots fiddle tradition the class will be working on this wonderful new traditional repertoire. Participants (intermediate level or above) must book in advance and be available to play on 27th of September when a new piece of music, specially written by Paul and inspired by Rodney’s Stone, will be premiered.

Booking essential, email brodiecastle@nts.org.uk or telephone 01309 641 371. The masterclass will be held in the restored Stables building. Lunch can be taken at the castle tearoom or bring your own picnic lunch.

Sunday 27 September : Premiere of Paul Anderson’s specially commissioned music performed by Paul and the masterclass participants.

NTS Archaeologist, Shannon Fraser, will lead a walk and talk on the Rodney’s Stone, an 8th c stone carved with enigmatic Pictish symbols.

Carnyx Talk and Demonstration by John Kenny, a chance to hear and learn about this ancient instrument Plus activities by Elgin Museum, Burghead Museum, Forestry Commission, Lizzie McDougall (Artist), Ewan McVicar (Storyteller) and a Pict Symbol Trail.  Suitable for families.


10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Brodie Castle
Forres, IV36 2TE United Kingdom + Google Map
01309 641371