Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The 2010 Frenzy

Once again, the 2 ladies attended the musical feast known as 'The Shetland Fiddle Frenzy.' We experienced the energy and excitement of Shetland fiddling, pretty much non-stop for a week. Although our base was in Lerwick, classes were held one day in Cullivoe, with a side trip to Gloup. Another day, classes were held in Hillswick, with a side trip to Eshaness. We were fortunate to have three excellent teachers for our classes: Bryan Gear - with Violet Tulloch,
Jenna Reid, and Ross Couper.

An added musical event was the CD release party for Escape , music written by Jenna and Beth Reid, shown above, performed with their ensemble (we highly recommend the CD).

This being the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tom Anderson, we came home with a few more of his tunes. I had a disposable video camera with me and had an audience member record the student recital at the final concert. That video is posted below: "Student Concert." Trust me, Janet and I were onstage, to the left, 3rd row. The tunes are 2 compositions by Tom Anderson: The Road to Moreview, and The Eshaness Two-step.

In addition to traveling with our classes to Hillswick and Cullivoe, Janet and I managed to explore Mousa and Noss. Our travel photos are posted in 3 albums at picasaweb. They may be accessed by clicking on each of the photos shown on the post above: "2010 Photo Albums."

Construction of the Mareel performance center is well under way. It should be an exciting venue for next year's events.