Dust down your fiddle!

People in the North-east are being asked to dust down their fiddles and break out their ceilidh boots as Scottish Culture & Traditions Association (SC&T) launches its new programme of weekly adult evening classes.

Over 25 different classes are on offer ranging from fiddle and clarsach to Scots song, guitar, ukulele and ceilidh dancing and many more.

SC&T celebrates its 15th year this autumn and promotes the learning of music, song and dance in the Scottish tradition.

Classes on offer should appeal to novices or experienced players.

The classes start on September 25 at Harlaw Academy and run for the full term over various evenings. Enrolment is now open. Taught by Aberdeen’s finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers, the classes have been hugely popular over the years.

SC&T Chair Richard Ward says: “SC&T has taught over a 1,200 participants over that time. Many who started as beginners are now accomplished musicians or tutors themselves. We are lucky to have Phil Cunningham as our patron and traditional music has never been more popular. The classes cater for all ages and students in their early 20s rub shoulders with musicians in their 60s and beyond. It is a great melting pot of the culture and is fun and a stimulating learning experience.”

Enrolment is online www.scottishculture.org where more details about classes and tutors can be found.

Or enrol in person at the autumn enrolment evening on September 17 from 7 to 9 pm at Harlaw Academy, Albyn Place, Aberdeen.

Details of the classes and tutors can be found on www.scottishculture.org