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Jennifer Wrigley - Fiddle Academy

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King Street Halls, 6 King St, KW15 1JF, Kirkwall, Orkney

In addition to the all year round one on one lessons and weekly Reel Fiddlers and UnReel Fiddlers online classes, I'm delighted to be launching my brand new in-person and online monthly Fiddle Academy Workshop/Classes from 2pm to 5.15pm. All ages and abilities welcome both online via Zoom and in person at the King Street Halls/Kirkwall East Church, 6 King St, Kirkwall KW15 1JF. Times are:

2pm - 3pm Beginners 3pm - 4pm Beginners/Intermediate 4.15pm - 5.15pm Intermediate/Advanced

2024 dates: Sat 20th Jan, 3rd & 17th Feb, 2nd, 16th & 30th Mar, 20th Apr, 4th & 18th May, 1st, 15th & 29th June

Price: £10 per person per class. Visit https://jenniferwrigley.com/new-fiddle-academy for more information.

HOGMANAY CONCERT

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St Magnus Cathedral, Broad Street, KW15 1NX, Kirkwall

Following the huge success of last year’s event, I am planning a return to Kirkwall’s St Magnus Cathedral this Hogmanay to give the people of Orkney, plus seasonal visitors alike, another special Hogmanay Concert.

I was astonished at how full the cathedral was last year, the atmosphere was really magical, so I simply had to come back and I’m really looking forward to catching up with folk and celebrating Hogmanay together again in such wonderful surroundings.

I will once again be joined at the piano by fellow Orcadian Laurence Wilson. It’s an incredible privilege to have him play the St Magnus Festival’s Steinway model D concert grand, in St. Magnus Cathedral.

We were absolutely blown away by the response we got last year, and we really hope that this will become an annual event in the Orkney calendar. It would really be great if we had a full house again – It really is the perfect way to start the celebrations before the big night!”

My ‘Reel Fiddlers’, a collection of local talented past and present music students of all ages, will form an accompanying ensemble for the performance.

The Hogmanay Concert is suitable for an all-ages audience and will begin at 2:30 in the afternoon of Sunday 31st December, with the doors to the cathedral opening from 2pm.

Admission is free and booking is not required, though there will be a retiring collection after the performance.
PLUS, all concertgoers will be offered a free peedie taster dram to takeaway, along with a free souvenir whisky glass, thanks to a generous donation from event sponsors, Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

HOGMANAY CONCERT WORKSHOP with Jennifer Wrigley

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Orkney Music Rooms, Garrison Rd, Kirkwall, KW15 1GN, Kirkwall

This Hogmanay workshop at Orkney Music Rooms will act as a rehearsal for a special concert in the afternoon of the same day at Kirkwall’s St. Magnus Cathedral here in Orkney. Attendees of workshop are invited to form an accompanying ensemble to perform alongside me. Participation in the concert is optional, however those wishing to play in the concert must attend the morning workshop.

We’ll practice all the tunes below with piano accompaniment and work on arrangements (decide on how many times through we play things etc).

Signature Tune of the Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society; Angus Macleod and The Thistle of Scotland; James and Emillie Kirkness; Stronsay Waltz; Iris Nicolson’s Favourite and The Barn Dance; Dark Island; The Headlands, Caledonia March and Standing Stones of Stenness; Auld Lang Syne and No Awa to Bide Awa; Flett Fae Flotta and Gairsay

To book your place, click ‘add to cart’ below. If you wish to book more than one place you can increase the quantity in the cart before you checkout. Once you’ve paid, you’ll receive an email from me with further information and instructions, plus a download link for the relevant sheet music. Please note that music will not be provided on the day, so you’ll need to bring your own copies and your own music stand with you please.

To complement the existing weekly online Saturday classes (which will continue as usual) Jennifer has organised two in-person classes, with piano, at the usual time of 4:15pm, to be held upstairs at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, Orkney. Alongside these two in-person events Jenny will also host a special in-person (and online) 3pm class (a slower version of the same tunes we do at 4:15pm.) New players are always welcome - to both classes.

There is no need to pre book, simply come along. If you can’t make it in person, please join us online!

In addition to the usual £10 class charge (£18 to attend two classes in the same week) there will be a small supplement to help cover the cost of the hall of £2 per live event attendee (capped at £2 even if you attend both classes). You can pay cash on the door or simply transfer the funds in the usual way via Jenny’s PayPal account (jenniferwrigley@icloud.com) or bank transfer (please email Jenny on mail@jenniferwrigley.com for details)

To join online please visit https://jenniferwrigley.com/lessons and select the date/time of class you wish to attend.

To complement the existing weekly online Saturday classes (which will continue as usual) Jennifer has organised two in-person classes, with piano, at the usual time of 4:15pm, to be held upstairs at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Alongside these two in-person events Jenny will also host a special in-person (and online) 3pm class (a slower version of the same tunes we do at 4:15pm.)

New players are always welcome - to both classes.

There is no need to pre book, simply come along. If you can’t make it in person, please join us online!

In addition to the usual £10 class charge (£18 to attend two classes in the same week) there will be a small supplement to help cover the cost of the hall of £2 per live event attendee (capped at £2 even if you attend both classes).

You can pay cash on the door or simply transfer the funds in the usual way via Jenny’s PayPal account (jenniferwrigley@icloud.com) or bank transfer (please email Jenny on mail@jenniferwrigley.com for details)

To join online please visit https://jenniferwrigley.com/lessons and select the date/time of class you wish to attend.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two Shows 530pm & 830pm (1 hour durations). Trad fiddle player Jennifer Wrigley is highly respected globally as a cultural ambassador for the music of her Scottish homeland, the Orkney Islands. In 1996 she won the UK's national premier accolade for emerging folk talent, the BBC Young Tradition Award, which kickstarted a hugely successful international recording and touring career. Jennifer will be joined by celebrated Orcadian pianist Laurence Wilson to present to you an unforgettable evening of musical mastery from Orkney and beyond.

£18 Full Price

LIVE@theEdinFringe Jennifer Wrigley & Laurence Wilson

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Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, Acoustic Music Centre , 14 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two Shows 530pm & 730pm (1 hour durations). Trad fiddle player Jennifer Wrigley is highly respected globally as a cultural ambassador for the music of her Scottish homeland, the Orkney Islands. In 1996 she won the UK's national premier accolade for emerging folk talent, the BBC Young Tradition Award, which kickstarted a hugely successful international recording and touring career. Jennifer will be joined by celebrated Orcadian pianist Laurence Wilson to present to you an unforgettable evening of musical mastery from Orkney and beyond.

£18 Full Price

Fiddle Workshop with Jennifer Wrigley

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Kirkwall Boys' Brigade Hall, 41 Thoms Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1PN

Award winning Orkney fiddle player Jennifer Wrigley is hosting a steadily-paced, play-along trad fiddle workshop at Kirkwall's Boys' Brigade Hall. To secure your place and view/download Jenny's repertoire of familiar tunes and sets please click on the banner at the top of the home page.

LIVE IN CONCERT Jennifer Wrigley and Laurence Wilson - Under 16's ticket

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Croy Village Hall, Croy , Nr Inverness

This is an under 16's ticket. Tickets available to purchase online here for our performance at Croy Village Hall, near Inverness, Scotland Sat 20th May 2023. Looking forward to it! Please try and get along if you can and tell your friends 🙂 Jenny and Laurence xx

LIVE IN CONCERT Jennifer Wrigley & Laurence Wilson - Adult Ticket

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Croy Village Hall, Croy , Nr Inverness

This is an Adult ticket. Tickets available to purchase online here for our performance at Croy Village Hall, near Inverness, Scotland Sat 20th May 2023. Looking forward to it! Please try and get along if you can and tell your friends 🙂 Jenny and Laurence xx