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.
Mon., July 6 - Sun., July 12, 2020
O V E R V I E W
For: Ages 14-104
What: Traditional Scottish fiddling
• bowing techniques,
• interpretation, and
• rhythmic nuance
• Scottish history,
• Ceilidh dancing,
• playing in a band,
• private lessons with BOTH fiddle instructors.
How: with music and by ear.
N E W S
May 15, 2019 - The T-shirt forms are updated and newly posted on the forms page! Forms are due June 7!
January 2019 ~
Strathgheny turns 5 this year! Let's make it the best year yet! Already thinking about cool t-shirt designs!
Also, we are again planning to partner with RCS to offer the Scottish Traditional Graded Music Exams (to those who are interested). Please let us know ASAP if you are interested. Click here for more info.
Also accessible through the drop-down menu in the upper-right of this page.
D A I L Y A C T I V I T I E S
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.