The 5th annual FluteFling Scottish Flute Weekend will take place 20-22 April 2018 and will be joined by whistles and low whistles for the very first time. The weekend of inspirational traditional flute workshops, guest musicians, sessions and more has become an important part of the year for many and we look forward to welcoming returning friends and meeting new ones.
Following on from the success of the Aberdeen weekend in November 2017, another one will take place in November 2018. You can sign up to the newsletter for announcements of the weekends and occasional related events. What began as a single day has since morphed into a weekend mini festival and we will be working to make sure it is as memorable as previous ones.
Take a look at previous years’ events here:
- 1st FluteFling Aberdeen Weekend 2017
- 4th Scottish Flute Weekend 2017
- 3rd Scottish Flute Day 2016
- 2nd Scottish Flute Day 2015
- 1st Scottish Flute Day 2014
- FluteFling pilot workshop 2012
The workshops take inspiration from the Boxwood Scottish Flute School that took place in Aberdeen in 2001 and from the Cruinniú na bhFliúit -The Flute Meeting that takes place in Ireland every year.
After a successful pilot half day workshop in 2012 as part of the Ceilidh Culture festival (now renamed Tradfest Edinburgh), a full day with tutors Sharon Creasey, Kenny Hadden and Gordon Turnbull and almost 30 students ran in May 2014. A full workshop day with sessions and performances over the weekend followed in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 the Edinburgh weekend event was followed by one in Aberdeen in November.
With growing interest and support, this is set to continue as the Scottish flute scene begins to bloom.
Photo: (c) Ros Gasson.