Ceilidh bands, music sessions, tours, performances, youth groups – in the Scottish Borders. Welcome!

We have been shortlisted for the ‘Epic Awards 2018!

♦ Shona’s tunes from 20.3.18 are MacPherson’s Lament followed by Jigging Donkey & Stetsons


Voyage of the Hector weekend
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Your chance to learn and perform the wonderful piece of music written by John Somerville about the epic journey in 1773 of the Hector. Feel the storms, the sadness, the trials and tribulations through the moving power of this emotive musical story.

Swimathon Performance @ Selkirk Swimming Pool
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Play at the pool (in the lobby) to spur Sheila and Tony on in their Swimathon as they raise funds for Riddell Fiddles.

Tweedbank Festival Ceilidh – juniors @ Tweedbank Fair
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Junior Band playing for Tweedbank Afternoon Tea

Selkirk Square Session (with farmers’ market)
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Support our newly regenerated square!

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We LOVED watching Tinderbox Collective and Riddell Fiddles jam together at our Epic Awards Shortlist Celebration in the beautiful Botanic Cottage Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Vote for your favourite group at www.epicawards.co.uk

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♦Voyage of the Hector Info available for our weekend orchestral event at the Haining, Selkirk on 24th/25th March.
♦New format for Riddell Fiddles continues with regular Tuesday night led sessions at the church hall of Our Lady & St Joseph’s Catholic Church.Tunes will be e-mailed round.

♦New ‘Da Boannie Polka set for you to practice over Easter

Have a browse of  our fantastic music and resources section as well as our teaching page where you will find all the Performance Sets.

♦Next trip is to the Nibelungenspiel festival in Selkirk’s twin town of Plattling in Bavaria. Dates are 25th to 31st of July 2018

Junior and not so junior ceilidh bands meet regularly (see ‘Events’)

Bannerfield Buskers, based on Bannerfield Housing Estate, meet every Friday with free instrument and tuition for primary age pupils (there may be a waiting list).

Check out www.fiddleclass.com – lots of links for the musically, fiddelologically inclined!