Atlantic Connections – the Fiddle styles of Cape Breton, Ulster and the Scottish Highlands

What is special about this course?

Study the fiddle styles of these three distinct musical regions. What connects them? What distinguishes their style from others?

You will cover a new melody each week, complete with bowings and stylistic markings while learning more about the socio-cultural conditions that shaped these rich fiddling traditions. An ear taught course with sheet music and recordings also supplied. The chance to travel to the Outer Hebrides and take in the various cultural and musical environment out there. When I was out in Uist - learning about piobaireachd and Canntaireachd from a guest tutor – it was interesting to find out how it is used in the piping community there.

How will I study my course?

  • Short course
  • Online

10:00 – 11:00 face-to-face
13:00 – 14:00 online

How long will my course last?

20 Hours

10 hours in class / 10 hours personal study

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Benbecula Campus)
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Remote Learning)

    Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date

Every Wednesday from 16th Nov –1st Feb

Fees

Please contact leadmissions@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding.

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We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23

I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.