The Perth Scottish Fiddlers
is a mixed age group in the Scottish tradition, whose members meet monthly to learn and play together. The group meets in the Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands Reserve in Teakwood Avenue, Woodlands from 3 - 5.30pm on the last Sunday of the month. There is also a beginners class at 2pm for players who are new to Scottish music, new to ear learning or would like to take things a little quieter!
Meetings involve learning new tunes by ear, with printed music provided for home practice. Ability to read music is not essential. Basic ability to play the violin is essential however! If you would like to learn to play the violin, please contact our director on the contact page.
There may be limited openings for accompanying players; cellists and guitarists are welcome to contact the director.
We present a number of performances each year at different venues and festivals as well as hosting workshops and regular informal sessions.
The founder/director of the group is Margaret Schlink, a local violin and viola teacher with a passion for Scottish music. She currently teaches violin and viola privately
and in schools, conducts adult beginner group classes and has a Masters Degree which focused on adult group violin learning. She is a violist in the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and plays fiddle/viola with Scottish music group Twisted Herring.
Meetings for 2018
Perth Town Hall Tuesday Morning Show, March 2017
Armadale Highland Gathering, September, 2017
Clan Day, Collie, October 14th, 2017
Music and Mayhem concert, Nov 4th, 2017
Folk in the Forest, November 19th, 2017
Music and Mayhem concert, November 2016
Perth Town Hall Tuesday Morning Show, March 8th, 2016
Folk in the Forest, Dwellingup, November 21st, 2015
Scotch College Con Brio concert, guest performers, August 13th, 2015
Concert for Kanyana, with The Black Chooks and Twisted Herring, Kalamunda PAC, 24th May 2015
West End Weekender Festival, Bar Orient, Fremantle, April 2015
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Perth Town Hall, March 25th, 2015
Grand Scottish Concert, with Colin MacLeod, December 2014
Folk in the Forest, Dwellingup, December 2014
Fiddle Frenzy, Concert & Ceilidh for our 5th birthday, November 2014
World Fiddle Day Flash Mob, Joondalup Shopping Centre, May 17th, 2014
Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, April 26th 2014
National Folk Festival, Canberra, April 17-21 2014
Off to the NFF concert, Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands, April 13th 2014
Hills Folk Club, April 4th, 2014
Concert for Kanyana, with The Black Chooks, Kalamunda PAC, November 30th, 2013
Concert with Catherine Fraser and Duncan Smith, Mundaring Uniting Church, November 2013
WAPOL Pipe Band Ceilidh, November 29th 2013
Irish Club, June 16th 2013
World Fiddle Day Flash Mob, Karrinyup Shopping Centre, May 18th
St Andrew's Day Ball, Kings Hotel, December 1st 2012
WAPOL Scottish Day Out, November 25th 2012
Concert with Catherine Fraser & Duncan Smith, August 25th 2012 - Mundaring Uniting Church, 7.30pm
Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation Ball, July 2012
Irish Club, May 18th 2012; Appreciation evening for Robert Zielinski
Fairbridge, April 14th 2012; in the Clubhouse
Irish Club, Ladies performers fundraising evening
WA Police Scottish Day Out, November 27th 2011
Kulcha, September 25th 2011
Irish Club, November 2011; St Andrew's Ceilidh,
Irish Club, May 21st 2011; Ladies performers fundraising evening
Jackadder's Music Club, September 19th 2010
Practising under the trees, Canberra 2014
Come and have fun fiddling!
Concert for Kanyana, Kalamunda 2013