In 2013 Jenna and Bethany were invited to curate Shetland Fiddle Frenzy, a week-long summer school of first class fiddle and guitar tuition for all abilities complimented by concerts, masterclasses and dances throughout the Isles. After a great success in their first year working with Shetland Arts, Jenna and Bethany went on to curate the 2014 week. This summer will be the girls third and final frenzy before they hand over to the next in line.
Over the years Fiddle Frenzy has hosted some of Shetlands most well known fiddlers and guitarists as tutors and performers making it an extra special week for those who visit. The focus really is on Shetland with all the classes teaching both traditional and contemporary Shetland music.
In addition to this The social aspect is key of course! Fiddle Frenzy includes visits and trips throughout Shetland as part of the students week, visiting local communities and experiencing local music, food and hospitality.
Just when you thought that was all that was on offer…we host an art and textile course as part of the week. Our Creative Fringe is a range of art classes open to all, led by Shetland based artists and makers, including a variety of options such as drawing, painting and textiles.
So what are you waiting for? For booking and full information on 2015 tutors and programme, visit:
We will look forward to welcoming you to Shetland.
Jenna and Bethany Reid.