Postponement of The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra North American Tour 2020

A message from SFO Chairman, Bob Diament.

The SFO Board and our Promoters, Culture Path, jointly took the difficult decision to postpone our planned North American Tour at the end of last week.

After weeks of increasing uncertainty and anxiety generated by the worldwide onslaught of the Corona virus, we thought that the risk to our players, their families, our guest musicians and our audiences was too high.

The subsequent implementation of an international travel ban from the UK would have made the Tour impossible. However, our decision had already been made on the grounds of safety.

Culture Path have started to work on rescheduling our concerts in 2021.

We will be coming – just not this year.

I would like to thank all our supporters who donated so generously to our Just Giving appeal. We will be back in touch soon to discuss refunds.

I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of Culture Path, the SFO Tour Organising Group and our members. Over the last 6 months we have developed fantastic new links with venue management teams and musicians from New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Quebec. We will cement these relationships when we visit  in 2021.

We are disappointed but not despondent.

Together we will get through this, supported by the force of musical friendship.

For now, we all need to take care, stay safe and perhaps  remember that well known Scottish chorus:

For we’re no’ awa’ tae bide awa’,
For we’re no’ awa tae le’e ye,
For we’re no’ awa’ tae bide awa’,
We’ll aye come back an’ see ye.


  1. Cecilia Cogan says:

    I purchased 6 tickets for your concert on April 6, 2020 in Halifax, NS. How do we get a refund as the concert is postponed until 2021.

    Thanks. Cecilia Cogan, Halifax, NS

    • Peter Brash says:

      Hello. Thanks for your question. The SFO has had no direct involvement in ticket selling for the Tour and I would have thought that the best approach would be to contact the booking office at the Hall in question – in other words, whoever you bought your tickets from. I hope that’s some help. If it does not get sorted, please do come back to us. At the moment, we have no exact details as regards how/when things will be rescheduled for 2021. Best wishes. Peter (SFO member)

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