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

  and its

• bowing techniques,

• ornamentation,

• interpretation, and

• rhythmic nuance


• accompanying,

• arranging,

• Scottish history,

• playing in a band,

• composition


• private lessons with      BOTH fiddle instructors.

How: with music and by ear.

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


Also accessible through the drop-down menu in the upper-right of this page.


March 17, 2020 - Strathgheny and COVID-19


As it stands today, Strathgheny is still planning to run this summer.


However, Strathgheny is a gathering of our friends and our family and our first priority is for everyone to be safe and to stay well.


We fervently hope that by July, all will be back to business as usual.  However, as you go forward in making plans for this summer, please understand that in case of a cancellation - an official Strathgheny cancellation or by a participant's personal choice - Strathgheny will offer two choices: a full refund of registration fees or application of the received funds towards 2021 registration.


There are many different scenarios that might occur between now and July, and we will comply with all governmental and Westminster College directives.  Therefore, please follow Strathgheny on Facebook  and watch for additional Strathgheny newsletters for any additional news.


We wish you good health: slàinte mhath

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.

© 2018 by Melinda Crawford

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