Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society Annual Concert
- Venue: Queens Hall, The
- Date: 11 Mar '17
- Time: 19:30 - 22:00
- Price: £14/£12/£8
- Venue Address: Clerk street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Event DetailsYla Steven BEM: musical director
Robert Lovie: compere
Colette Ruddy: mezzo soprano
Martin Duncan: piper
Fox Covert Primary School Choir
An Evening of Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music
The Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society is pleased to return to The Queen’s Hall to present a varied programme of traditional Scottish Fiddle music. The evening will feature the orchestra, under the baton of well-known Scottish fiddle player Yla Steven BEM, playing marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs, and hauntingly beautiful slow airs. In addition, EHRSS welcome back the renowned mezzo soprano Colette Ruddy who has delighted audiences all over the country with her beautiful voice. Fox Covert Primary School Choir will be appearing with the orchestra for the first time, and piper Martin Duncan will start the evening off in the traditional manner. The host for the evening will be Robert Lovie, commentator at several highland games including the prestigious Braemar Gathering, and a popular compere known for his distinctive Doric humour.
Founded in 1881, the society was the first of its type. Its members are proud to continue that tradition today. In 2016 they appeared on BBC’s The One Show as part of a feature on Mendelssohn’s travels in Scotland. They won the orchestra competition at the Kirriemuir Fiddle Festival for the fourth consecutive year, and took part in the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Perth Concert Hall. They also performed at fundraising concerts, conferences and community events as well as their annual concert here in The Queen’s Hall.