We're almost halfway through June and getting closer to the longest day of the year.
In Edinburgh, a great place to view the rising and setting of the sun on June 21st is Calton Hill.
If you are in the area, there is the chance to take some beautiful photos of the surrounding area.
Music Sessions In Edinburgh
Here is a link to some of the Celtic music sessions in Edinburgh.
Celtic Music Festivals in Scotland
There is a lot to look forward to this summer in Scotland.
Click on the link below for a sample of Celtic music festivals taking place in Scotland this summer.
Later this month, I'll calling into a couple of the music session bars, including the Captain's Bar, the Hebrides Bar and the Antiquary, Stockbridge.
CFG Online Music Sessions
One of the things to come out of the pandemic has been the social glue nature of online lessons and music sessions.
Our regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday online music sessions continue.
To try out one of our sessions, click on this link: https://calendly.com/celticfiddleguru/daily-celtic-music-group-session-taster
|Online Celtic Fiddle Course Information Session||Bucks County Community College, PA, USA||22nd June 2022|
|CFG Celtic Fiddle School Community Concerts||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, West End, Edinburgh||20th/ 21st August 2022|
|Mississippi Renaissance Festival||Gulf Coast, USA||14th - 16th October 2022|
|Salado Highland Games||Texas, USA||11th - 13th October 2022|
CFG Online Celtic Fiddle Course Information Session
There is an information session for our summer round of online Celtic Fiddle courses with our Celtic Fiddle Course Partner, Bucks County Community College.
The information session will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 from 6pm - 8pm EST.
To register, contact Bucks County Community College, phone +1 215-968-8409. More information about the information session is available via the following link: https://www.bucks.edu/enrichment/musiccourses/
CFG Celtic Fiddle School Community Concerts: 20th/ 21st August, Edinburgh, Scotland (TBC)
The CFG Celtic Fiddle School Community Concerts will take place during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
I'll shortly be reaching out to a couple of local music schools to gauge interest in the idea.
Let me know if you have any contacts with local Edinburgh music schools who might be interested.
The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mississippi Renaissance Festival: 14th - 16th October 2022, Gulf Coast, USA
Now, this is a very special event, being the first Renaissance Festival in the area for a number of years.
The Renaissance Festival focuses on a period in the early 1300s and Scotland, England, the Vikings and the Pirates will all be involved in the event!
Here is a link for more information: https://www.msrenfest.com
Salado Highland Games: 11th - 13th November 2022, TX, USA
The Salado Highland Games in Texas have been going for a number of years and had their first Highland games last November after the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the events to celebrate the opening of the Highland Games is a torchlit procession on the Friday evening. I am looking forward to participating in this procession!
Here is a link for more information: https://saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games/
Let us know if you are heading to Edinburgh this summer.
Next month, July, we will have a special announcement for our visitors to Edinburgh for a very personal musical experience of Edinburgh.
That's all for now.
All the best for the rest of the month.
I look forward to being in touch again soon.