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Fiddle Course with Ross Couper

START: 16 August 2022
END: 19 August 2022
COST: £210

Fiddle Course

This will be a four-day course starting 9:30 am Tuesday Morning 16th August and finishing 19th August at 4pm.

This class will be most suitable for intermediate and beyond.

“In this course we’ll look at some tunes from Shetland and from the wider folk music tradition, right up to today’s modern tunes. I’ll explain some of the history of the fiddle music from my home islands as we go. Along the way this will be a conversation between students and myself, and questions about technique etc. can be asked at any time. This will be a group learning experience.

“We will all go over things together, no one will be on the spot, and you can feel free to ask away in the knowledge that you’ll have the cover of your classmates as we try things out together! Learning tunes is great but if we can all come away at the end of it better players as well, then all the better, I’ll be learning too!” – Ross


Ross Couper, Fiddle Course tutorRoss Couper is one of the foremost fiddle players of his generation. Coming from the fiddle capital of the world, Shetland he has been playing the fiddle for over 25 years.

Now in his early thirties he’s a full time member of Scottish dance legends Peatbog Faeries. As well as the Peatbogs, Ross plays in a duo with great Devon born guitarist Tom Oakes. With Tom he has recently joined forces with drumming genius Calum McIntyre to create an exciting new trio called Dastreen.

Also now appearing with Skye based musicians Peter Morrison and Seumas MacLennan in a fired up traditional group called Da Birlinn, Ross is one of the most sought after fiddle players in the country. In late 2020 he released a long awaited album with his brother called, An Den Dey Made Tae’.

As well as playing live engagements all over the world Ross is also a popular choice at various teaching events throughout the year. Having taught numerous times at Shetland Fiddle Frenzy, Fèis Glen Albainn, Edinburgh Fiddle Festival, Winter Trad., AIYF, various youth Fèisean and many more besides, teaching remains an important part of Ross’s work.

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