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The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers


The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music. Members meet the third Sunday of each month in homes and community halls around the San Francisco Bay area, drawn together by our strong sense of community and delight in sharing the music we love.

Upcoming Events

Now is the winter of our COVID discontent (slowly) made glorious summer by this sun of California; and our stern alarums will indeed change to merry meetings, and, while we may play a few marches, we sincerely hope they will not be dreadful. We will play many delightful measures. (No comment on the capering, though our guitar players have been known to capo nimbly.)

See our Events Calendar for details of upcoming public performances.

We expect to continue to support on-line participation in our monthly meetings even as we work toward in-person gatherings, so please join us on the third Sunday of each month, physically or virtually. COVID and geographical barriers cannot stop us!

Newcomers are welcome! Email meetings@sfscottishfiddlers.org for details.





Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
...
                 -- William Shakespeare (Richard III)


Community & Events

We are a volunteer-run organization under the nonprofit sponsorship of the Scottish Fiddlers of California.

Join us and play with us at monthly meetings, community outreach performances, weekend retreats, and our annual Spring Concerts. All ages and levels of skill welcome; playing by heart sustained all year long.

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