Merlin Fiddle Weekend

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This fiddle weekend is a rare and amazing opportunity to meet, learn from and fully immerse yourself in a few days of music with the fiddling brothers, Iain and Alasdair Fraser.

Both brothers have taught and performed worldwide and are now coming together to share their passion and expertise in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Kelso.

This music event is open to all fiddle players who would enjoy and feel comfortable within a deep learning experience or can play jigs and reels up to speed and have some experience of learning and playing by ear (not just for fiddle player).

The fiddle weekend kicks off on the evening of Friday 1st February at the Cross Keys Hotel in Kelso with all participants gathering together for an evening meal followed by an informal session. The weekend will continue with 2 days of world class music workshops and teaching and a variety of evening activities and music sessions concluding with a performance by all participants.

The cost of the Merlin Winter Fiddle Weekend including the course, all meals and 3 nights accommodation is £350.00 per person with a course only option (including lunch and evening meals) for £150.00 per person.

Accommodation – Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso

We are excited to be offering an accommodation package on location with residence being available at the beautiful Cross Keys Hotel.


Rooms are selling quickly and so it is important to book soon especially if you are looking for accommodation.
Most of our room options are self explanatory however one of the available room is classed as a family room and needs a little more explanation. This room has a double bed and three single beds. It is suitable for a family of 5 or alternately a group of 4. You will be prompted when booking to specify who you wish to share a room with. If not specified all rooms will be filled on a gender basis.

Registration & Cost

Booking is now open for this event and you can purchase your tickets here:

If you are booking this as a gift voucher please advise this at point of booking.

For any extra accommodation outwith the Cross Keys Hotel rooms may also be available at the nearby Ednam House Hotel or Queens Head Hotel