Scroll down for details or what we do on Fridays. 
Please keep an eye on this page for news of Friday sessions.  If we have to change plans because of bad weather or other circumstances we will try to update this page by 6.00 p.m. on Fridays.

New arrangements.  All under 14s will have to be signed in by an adult, who is then responsible for ensuring the under 14 is collected from the hall. See below for notice to parents.

Session calendar
Updated 8-10-2015. Please check regularly for updates

Unless stated otherwise all sessions are held at the Blackford Hall
(Moray Institute) from 7.00 p.m. until 9.30 p.m
 


2016 Dates
Main activities
Beginners / kids
session
Slow session
Other things
7th April

Y
Y
New Ceilidh Band practice
14th April
Y
Y

21st April
Y
Y

28th April
Y
Y

5th May
AGM
Y
Y

12th May

Y
Y
New Ceilidh Band practice
19th May

Y
Y

26th May
Gala Concert Practice Y
Y

2nd June
Gala Concert Practice
Y
Y

9th June

Y
Y
New Ceilidh Band practice
16th June

Y
Y

23rd June

Y
Y

30th June

Y
Y

7th July

?
?
New Ceilidh Band practice
14th July

?
?

21st July

?
?

28th July
Closed



4th August
Closed



11th August
?




You can always call Andrew on O79OO 87O326 or Andy on OI764 68237I to check if there are any changes of plan.

To all parents:  BFG can only take care of children when they are at the hall and part of the playing /  learning session, or at an official BFG event venue.  It is your responsibility to ensure that they get to and from the hall/venue safely.  BFG cannot look after children when they are not in the hall at one of the practice sessions or at an official gig to which we have taken them. Beginner's sessions are generally only to 8.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to stay on and we would like them to, but we cannot supervise children once they stop playing and we ask that you please attend with them particularly after 8.00. Thank you.

What we do on Fridays

The Friday sessions are about learning tunes together, practising what we know, playing for fun and sometimes for workshops and more formal classes.  There is no need to feel that you have to come every week, although it is obviously great if you can.  Members pay £1 (adults) or 50p (under 18s) only on the weeks that they come along. There are no other fees.  We have music books for sale to members.

BFG meets almost every Friday from 7.00 pm onwards. These sessions are for members and are held at the Moray Institute (the Hall).  Sometimes because of holidays and gigs we have to cancel the Friday session. Check this page for details and updates.

As of February 2014 the Friday session look like this:

7.00 - 7.10
Arrive and tune up.  If you arrive after this you are technically late and will just have to fit in.
7.10 0- 7.20
Everyone together - first tunes.
7.20
Star with the Reasonably Priced Fiddle (Not every week)
7.25
Announcements
7.30 - 8.00
Teaching /  learning session.  Three groups as follows.
  • Beginners (1-2-1 if possible with BFG "tutor")
  • Those who can play the easier tunes in book one. (Small groups with BFG Tutors)
  • Most of book one.(One group playing with a leader.)
  • First week of the month. School club join in with tutor.
8.00 - 8.00
Short pause. Beginners pack up but can stay to listen.
8.10 - 9.15
Group sessions.  These will include at least two from the following each week;
  • Slow session (Every week)
  • Arrangements session  (Second week of the month)
  • Ceilidh band session (Third week of the month)
  • Everyone pick a tune  (Any week, but always on 4th and 5th weeks of the month)
9.15 -
General free for all session or carry on with the above.

Winter weather.  In the rare event of cancellations we will try to update this page but that may not always be possible.  There are contact numbers below and also on the members' pages if you want to call and see if the session is still on.

The Riverside Music Project -  Stirling

Stirling has its very own version of BFG -  The Riverside Music Project which has sessions every two weeks on Sundays evenings from 6.30 at the Riverside Rowing Club, Dean Street Stirling.  Everyone is welcome.  Visit http://www.riversidemusicproject.co.uk/