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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra 40th Anniversary North American Tour 2020

(NOTE that this post is superceded by the fact that the SFO’s Tour to North America in 2020 has had to be postponed in March 2020)

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020.

As tradition bearers for Scottish music we will be touring the USA and Canada. Leaving from Edinburgh on 28th March we will perform at concert halls in New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

The SFO is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers.

This tour will feature not only fiddles, but flutes, cellos, and our very own piper.

With a touring party of 50 musicians, we will be ambassadors for Scotland.

We hope to foster strong social and cultural links, widening access to traditional Scottish music, and promoting one of Scotland’s most recognisable cultural exports.

We will present 7 concerts in a 12-day period.

In addition, we plan to lead workshops with young local musicians.

We will be inviting members of local communities with physical, mental or behavioural constraints to attend our rehearsals. Our aim is to help to expand access to music for those who find it difficult to attend formal concerts.

At each concert location, a local pipe band will join us on stage to help us perform our signature Orchestra and Pipes showpiece arrangements, such as Rose of Galloway and Highland Cathedral.

We would really appreciate your donations towards our travel costs.

We have set up an SFO Just Giving page, for that purpose.

In return for donations, we are delighted to offer the following rewards:

  • £20 – a CD signed by The SFO’s conductor, Blair Parham;
  • £50 – a signed CD and your name in our tour programme (only available for a limited time);
  • £100 – a signed CD, your name in our tour programme and two tickets to one of our concerts of your choice;
  • £200 – a signed CD, your name in the tour programme and four tickets to one of our concerts of your choice;
  • £500 – all of the above plus four backstage passes to meet the orchestra at the interval;
  • £1000 – the opportunity to name a new March or Two-Step written for the orchestra.

(Exchange rate available here.)

In order to claim your reward and comply with tax regulations please be sure not to tick the Gift Aid box.

To keep up to date and follow us before, during and after the tour check out our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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The link to the SFO’s Just Giving page is HERE. Thank you!

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