The Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling
at Westminster College
A week-long Scottish fiddle camp on the beautiful campus of
Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.
Sun., July 10 - Sat., July 16, 2022
IN PERSON & ONLINE
for Fiddle, Viola, and Cello
O V E R V I E W
For: Ages 14-104
What: Traditional Scottish fiddling
• bowing techniques,
• interpretation, and
• rhythmic nuance
• Scottish history,
• playing in a band,
• private lessons with BOTH fiddle instructors.
How: with music and by ear.
N E W S
Feb. 18, 2022
Strathgheny Returns to Westminster College!
We are thrilled to announce that Strathgheny will once again run in person this summer! We are so excited to get to play with everyone again!
We did have a couple of very successful years running Strathgheny over online, so we also are going to continue to offer an online component of it for those who can't make it to New Wilmington!
Check out the Registration Page for more information.
D A I L Y A C T I V I T I E S - From an "In Person" Perspective
A typical day will include three different classes of instruction focused on the playing and interpreting of traditional Scottish fiddle tunes, an enrichment class on a related topic, tea and biscuit breaks, time to practice/visit/sleep/explore the area, three meals in the college dining hall, and an evening activity.
Evening activities will include an instructors’ concert and an all-school concert. Other evening activities may include a traditional ceilidh party with dancing, a bonfire jam by the lake, a Scottish movie night, and a Burns party and sing-along. There is a communal townhouse devoted to evening socializing and jamming. All concerts are open to the community, free of charge, and will take place in the lake-side covered amphitheater. (During extreme weather, concert site is Orr Auditorium.)
Other activities ⃰ can include exploring the local walking/hiking trails on Westminster's campus, tennis, biking, fishing, canoing, riding horses at the local Little Neshannock Stables, taking a driving tour through the local Amish country, or shopping in the boutiques in the nearby village of Volant or at the Grove City Premium Outlets.
⃰Outside of scheduled Strathgheny activities and at the participant's discrecion. Depending on the activity, additional fees may apply.