|Accordion & Fiddle Festival（苏格兰风琴提琴节）
[ 2002-09-24 01:00 ]
|a hectic four-day
period in mid-October(Scotland)|
|The annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival mainly concentrates
on music provided by Shetland's two most popular instruments - the
accordion and the fiddle.
The festival, currently in its 12th year, takes place over a hectic
four-day period in mid-October. As with Shetland Folk Festival, musicians from all
over the world perform at the event, although emphasis is largely focused
on Scottish Dance music. Local musicians feature prominently in the event
line-up. Sessions are an integral part and important factor of the
festival, an element which allows for much musical interchange and
therefore musician development, especially among the younger
Adopting the tried and trusted format of widespread community
involvement, the event incorporates most areas of Shetland. It culminates
in one of the biggest traditional dances to take place anywhere in the UK.
Around a dozen different dance bands take it in turn to perform to 1,500
enthusiasts in the local sports centre in what amounts to a highly
enjoyable "traditional rave".
The festival is a must for anyone who enjoys the
sound of traditional music and has the stamina to absorb it for four
Fae Shetland Tae Shetland
Fae Shetland Tae Shetland translates as From Shetland To hetland and
the name really says it all.
An annual one-night event, the concert hosts top local musicians who
perform free of charge to raise money. During the 10 years or so of its
existence, the concert has successfully raised thousands of pounds for
local charities, organizations and needy individuals.