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ANNE FINCH

posted 25 Aug 2018, 09:22 by Peter Joyce

Dear All,

It is with great sadness that I have to advise of the passing on Sunday 5th August 2018 of Anne Finch, aged 75. Anne had been unwell for some while, but throughout her sad decline she faced life with great dignity and bravery.

Before her retirement and move to the IoW Anne worked for many years as a nurse in the student welfare department of the Royal Holloway University. Shortly after her move to the Island Anne joined and became a much loved and valued member of the Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers.

Notwitstanding her musical and many other talents, Anne will be most notably remembered for her amazing work in helping to rescue cast out and unwanted greyhounds. This work not only focused on greyhounds within the UK, it also included greyhounds in the same sorry state from all around the world.

Anne's Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, on Thursday 6th September, at 1:15pm. Greyhounds are especially welcome at the service, and donations will be divided between EMH, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson's UK.

Our sincere condolences go out to Anne's sister Barbara and other family members.

Peter Joyce - IWSF Vice President


NEW IWSF COMMITTEE

posted 16 May 2018, 10:41 by Peter Joyce   [ updated 16 May 2018, 14:31 ]

The Annual General Meeting of the Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers took place on 22nd April 2018, and this saw a number of new faces stepping up to the plate and taking on Committee roles. The changes resulted from long standing members Penny Gower-Johnson and Elaine Fry retiring from Committee life, Peter Joyce leaving the Island after 20 years service to the IWSF to live in Norfolk, and Shirley Camfield leaving the group due to increased family committments.  The IWSF President - Jean Reid, paid tribute to the retiring members and on behalf of all the members thanked them for all their hard work over the years. The new Committee can be seen on the "About Us" page of this website (and below).

WHITWELL PARISH CHURCH

posted 23 Apr 2018, 09:18 by Peter Joyce   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 09:21 ]

The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers had the pleasure of performing in front of a very receptive and welcoming audience at Whitwell Parish Church on Saturday 21st April 2018. This was despite the accompaniment of the thunder and lightning that persisted throughout the evening. During the half time break everybody sampled the delights of a wonderful cheese and wine supper. The evening was a fundraiser towards the building of the long awaited toilet facilities at the Church.

Thank you Whitwell for making us feel so welcome.



"SUNDAY @ THREE" - FRESHWATER

posted 6 Jan 2016, 08:43 by Peter Joyce

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

The IWSF will be performing it's first concert of 2016 on Sunday 17th January at the United Reformed Church Hall, Freshwater Bay, at 3:00pm.

Do please pass on this information to all your friends - thank you.


CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD - LAKE

posted 29 Sep 2015, 09:25 by Peter Joyce

The Scottish Fiddlers played to a very attentive and supportive audience at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake, on Friday 18th September. During the half time interval tea, coffee and biscuits was provided by the friends of the Church, and a very well supported raffle was drawn.

Following the recent retirement of the resident Vicar, the Concert was in aid of much needed Church funds, as the congregation are desperately seeking to keep their Church going whilst they await the hopeful prospect of a new Minister being appointed.

The follow-up letter below was very kindly sent to the Fiddlers by June Mortlock - Fundraiser and Chairman of the Good Shepherd PCC.


The Scottish Fiddlers wish the congregation well in their future endeavours, and look forward to helping again in the future.





Picture to the right;                

Chris Axford playing "Estampie"


A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES

posted 3 Jun 2015, 12:06 by Peter Joyce   [ updated 3 Jun 2015, 12:16 ]




The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers will be performing 


on 

27th June in Shalfleet Village Hall at 7.15pm as 

Memorial to well known IW Vet Neil Phillips.



Do please come along and support us as all the 


proceeds 

will go to the IW Charity Ability Dogs 4 

Young People.



Please do tell all your friends and pass this 


information 

on 

by all the various means available 

to you - thank you.

CONCERT ON SATURDAY 13th June

posted 3 Jun 2015, 11:58 by Peter Joyce

The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers will be performing at All Saint's Church, Freshwater on Saturday 13th June. The Concert is in aid of the Church funds and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the Church.


Please share and pass this information to all your friends.


CHANGE OF REHEARSAL DATE

posted 16 May 2015, 09:13 by Peter Joyce   [ updated 16 May 2015, 09:14 ]

Would all 'Fiddlers please note that the rehearsal scheduled for 24th May 2015 has been cancelled. This is because this date coincides with the Bank Holiday weekend and Half Term for the Schools.

In view of the impending Concert at All Saints, Freshwater, on 13th June 2015, an additional rehearsal has been arranged for Sunday 7th June, 18:00hrs, at the Newport Congregational Church Hall in Pyle Street. We look forward to seeing you there.

St Mildred's Church

posted 16 May 2015, 09:03 by Peter Joyce

Following on from the Concert held on 11th April 2015 at Priory School, Whippingham, which was in aid of the Replacement Heating System Fund for the nearby Whippingham Church, a letter of grateful thanks from the Church has been received and is reproduced below;-

St Mildred's Church

posted 16 May 2015, 08:44 by Peter Joyce


St Mildred’s Church at Whippingham is in desperate need of a new heating system to replace their old and broken one – which is now beyond economic repair. To achieve their aim, the Church Council, Friends Association and parishioners are pursuing a range of fundraising activities including; second-hand book sales, coffee mornings and evening Concerts to raise the required funds. 
On Saturday 11th April the Priory School at Whippingham very kindly allowed the use of their School Hall for a Concert performance by the Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers. The result was a packed Hall and many positive comments in respect of the entertainment provided. During the half time interval Friends of the Church provided teas, coffees and traditional Scottish shortbread, and the proceeds raised by this, the ticket sales and a raffle resulted in almost £300 being added towards the Heating Fund. Many thanks go out to everyone who helped in making this a very successful and enjoyable evening.

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