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

  and its

• bowing techniques,

• ornamentation,

• interpretation, and

• rhythmic nuance

  also

• accompanying,

• arranging,

• Scottish history,

• playing in a band,

• composition

  and

• 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!

In addition....

 

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.

Q U I C K   L I N K   T O  
R E G I S T R A T I O N   &   F E E S

Here.

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 - 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.