Fiddling around in Pescadero | Arts & Entertainment – California News

Fiddling around in Pescadero | Arts & Entertainment – California News

From lilting jigs to misty-eyed laments to rollicking reels, the world-renowned Silver Apple Scottish Fiddle School has a treat in store as it takes to the stage of the Pescadero Community Church.

Montara resident Shauna Pickett-Gordon and Scottish fiddle champion Colyn Fischer will perform in the concert.

The concert will also feature Santa Cruz-area musicians Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer, of the popular Scottish band called The Fire.

“The members of The Fire Scottish band are incredible entertainers,” emailed Leslie Conaghan who plays fiddle in local band Fret and Fiddle. “I was blown away when I saw them for the first time. I never knew bagpipes could be so rockin’.”

The faculty concert coincides with the third Silver Apple Scottish Fiddle School started by the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers.

“This is the third year we’ve had a camp,” said Scottish fiddle champion Fischer. “We felt that there was a need for Scottish fiddle instruction. We wanted to create something that would be very immersive for people.”

While the camp is open to everyone, campers consist mainly of adults, many of whom are classically trained musicians.

“Scottish music is a Celtic music like Irish or Welsh. Unlike those other traditions, it has a very literate background because of the Presbyterian church,” said Fischer. “Traditional music in Scotland was written down earlier than (in) other countries.

“We study an 18th-century collection, which was really the golden age of Scottish traditional music,” he continued. “It was the…

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