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Westminster to host two Scottish fiddling concerts in July

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Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College’s Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling will host two concerts in July in the Anderson Amphitheater on Westminster’s campus.

The Instructors Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, July 9, and will feature Scottish fiddlers Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, associate professor of music and school director, and David Gardner. They will be accompanied by Dr. Daniel Perttu, associate professor of music and chair of the School of Music, on piano.

The Strathgheny Fiddlers Concert featuring student participants will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.

Crawford Perttu is a sanctioned Scottish F.I.R.E. judge. A U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion, she authored A Violinist’s Guide to Scottish Fiddling. She earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and master’s degree and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Gardner, also a sanctioned Scottish F.I.R.E. judge, is a professional fiddler and director of the Williamsburg Strathspey & Reel Society and a Fulbright teacher exchange scholar in music.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in Orr Auditorium.

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