27-29 September 2019

Land o' Burns

Fiddle weekend

An Incredible Weekend Learning with Some of Scotland's Top Fiddlers

the 2019 weekend has finished.
keep up to date with info on 2020 by visiting our social media accounts where pics and videos of this year's event can be found

what will be involved

Sessions for all

15+ hours tuition

tutors' concert

What exactly does the weekend entail?


At least 15 hours of group workshops led by the best fiddlers in Scotland!


You will work with each of the 4 tutors throughout the weekend.


Participation in Friday & Sunday Evening Sessions in local hostelries alongside the tutors.


A Guaranteed Ticket to a Very Special Tutors’ Concert featuring the Gregg Violin.


Lunch each day.
Tea, coffee and water available too!

meet the finest tutors scotland has to offer!


The venue for the workshops will be the magnificent new campus of the University of the West of Scotland in Ayr, ideally situated for all tranport links.

The Tutors’ concert will take place in the Robert Burn’s Birthplace Museum, in Alloway, a short car journey away.

The location of the two evening sessions are still being finalised but will be in Ayr, so a short drive from UWS.

Lunch will be provided each day as will tea and coffee.

UWS - Ayr

Intimate tutors' concert

On the Saturday evening our 4  tutors will give an incredibly intimate concert for weekend attendees along with a limited number of tickets on sale to the general public.

The setting will be the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, a short drive from the Weekend’s Base at UWS.

The museum is the current home of the famous Gregg Violin, and as such we have been granted special access to have the violin performed for all concert goers.

To see and hear this magnificent instrument a stone’s throw from Burns’ Cottage will be something to remember for a very long time!

Alongside our wonderful tutors and a very special guest instrumentalist this will be concert that will last long into the memory!

Packages & tickets

early bird


per person

  • All Workshops
  • 2 Sessions
  • Tutors' Concert Ticket
  • Lunch Each Day
  • Tea & Coffee

full price


Per person

  • All Workshops
  • 2 Sessions
  • Tutors' Concert Ticket
  • Lunch Each Day
  • Tea & Coffee

Tutors' COncert
ticket only


Per ticket

(Concessions Available)

  • Ticket for the Concert at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

All tickets are purchased through Eventbrite. Booking Fees Apply.


No. Much of what will be taught will be techniques and styles of fiddle playing. The learning will be done by ear with music given on the Sunday.
No, however a you should be able to play the fiddle to an intermdiate standard at least.

Intermediate – You should be able to play several tunes at a reasonable pace, in G major, D Major, A Major, A minor, B minor and E minor.

Advanced – You should be able to play tunes at speed, in the most common keys. You should be understand different bowing and ornamentation techniques. Some position work might be included.
Yes, subject to there being enough room in the space you are wanting to change to (it shouldn’t be an issue)
Ayr has numerous hotels and guesthouses ranging in budgets.
There is a Travelodge nearby along with a Premier Inn, or a Mercure in the town centre or more options available. Go to the Visit Scotland website for a list of local Hotels and Guesthouses.
Registration will take place at 9am on the Friday, with workshops ending at 5pm.
The workshops will begin at 10am on the Saturday and Sunday and end at 5pm on both days.
The Evening Activities will Start around 8pm on each night.

get in Touch!

University of the West of Scotland
Ayr Campus


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