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We would love to see you at any of the six concerts we play in the UK each year – taking in some of the best concert halls across the land.  Our international tours have taken us to North America, Asia and Australia  – and we hope to be “on the road” again in the future. An SFO concert is good fun, great entertainment and an ideal way to reconnect with Scottish Heritage and Culture. Here’s a list of our upcoming concert dates.

Our next concert is at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on
Saturday 17th September 2016 at 7:30pm
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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is proud to have the Incorporation of Skinners & Glovers as their charity partner for their Glasgow Royal Concert Hall show on 17th September 2016. The Skinners celebrate their 500th Anniversary this year.
The Deacon of the Skinners this year is Jamie Mason, son of the late great John Mason. John founded the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and was composer and arranger of many of the orchestra’s finest and best loved pieces. Jamie is himself a member of the orchestra and through his mutual interest in these two organisations the Glasgow concert is being organised. It is a great privilege for the SFO to be associated with the Skinners at this auspicious time in their history and the orchestra is looking forward to playing a pivotal role in what promises to be a memorable evening.
The Incorporation of Skinners claims to be the oldest of the fourteen Incorporated Trades of Glasgow, incorporated on 28 May 1516 by the burgh of Glasgow’s feudal superior, Archbishop James Beaton, then also Chancellor of Scotland. In terms of the charter forming the first constitution no one could carry on business as a skinner unless he was a burgess of the city and his standard of work good enough to pass the masters of the Craft. Regulations governing apprenticeship and training soon followed and before long provisions for relieving poverty amongst Skinners, their widows and children were enacted too.
Like many early guilds, the Skinners were originally closely connected with the church and particularly in Glasgow the Cathedral. To this date there is an annual service in the Cathedral, where the Skinners and the other Crafts each have their pew adorned with their coats of arms.
The history of the Skinners through the ages is bound up with the history of Glasgow. They took part in every development and the members were concerned in the good government of the city. From about 1780 the Skinners also took an interest in national affairs and their records show instances of objecting to parliamentary bills, and how they helped raise a battalion of Volunteers for the Napoleonic Wars. In 1799 they sent £200 for famine relief in Scotland, in 1854 £200 for aiding the widows of soldiers and sailors serving in the Crimean War, and large sums for relief schemes in both the wars of 1914/18 and 1939/45. Like the other crafts they have widely ranging membership. Their most prominent current member is perhaps the Earl of Snowdon but the ordinary membership still consists mainly of the sons and sons-in-law of members, with many families having been represented over generations.
Craft functions today are entirely charitable. The income of the funds is devoted primarily to the relief of pensioner members, their widows and unmarried daughters and contributions are given to many charitable institutions. They are represented in the Trades House by 4 elected members.


Future concerts

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday
17th September 2016
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0141 353 8000
Belfast Waterfront Saturday
29th October 2016
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02890 334455
Edinburgh Usher Hall Friday
30th December 2016
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0131 228 1155
Perth Concert Hall Saturday
18th February 2017
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Aberdeen Beach Ballroom Saturday
18th March 2017
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Gateshead Sage Saturday
6th May 2017
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Edinburgh Usher Hall Saturday
3rd June 2017
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