Tolbooth Trad Workshops

Monday evening Youth Music Initiative traditional music workshops at the Tolbooth in Stirling.


Our FREE group workshops, at the Tolbooth, are open to children and young people from P5 to S6 who attend schools across Stirlingshire.  We teach beginners right through to advanced levels.  

The workshops are FREE thanks to funding from the Youth Music Initiative. 

Our complete beginners to improver’s group lessons (usually up to 4 years playing experience) offer classes in whistle, fiddle and guitar.  We can loan you an instrument if you do not have your own.  

Our intermediate and advanced sessions (usually 4 years plus playing experience) are for all traditional music instruments.

Beginners lessons in fiddle (violin), guitar and whistle

(0 – 2 years’ experience of instrument approx.)5.30pm – 6.15pm

Improvers lessons in fiddle (violin), guitar and whistle

(2-4 years’ experience of instrument approx.)6.30pm – 7.15pm

Intermediate and Advanced sessions (4 + years’ experience of instrument approx.) 

All instruments welcome – 7.20pm – 8.20pm

Where: Tolbooth Music Venue, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE (opposite the Old Town Jail)

For more information:

Call the Tolbooth on 01786 274000


Tolbooth Trad was established in 2004 as part of Stirling’s Youth Music Initiative programme and the children and young people who have been part of these workshops have filled the Tolbooth with traditional music on a Monday evening since then, also getting opportunity to perform on the main stage, and play for ceilidhs at Stirling’s Albert Halls.  We have seen many past members move on to careers in music, as professional musicians and / or teachers, and some now teach as part of Tolbooth Trad and Cowie Trad.

Our Instructors

A short introduction to our wonderful instructors who teach at the project.

Dan Thorpe

Fiddle and Whistle Tutor

Katie Allen

Guitar and Fiddle Tutor

Mike Bryan

Guitar Tutor

Eilidh Kettles

Fiddle Tutor

Robbie Subke

Fiddle Tutor

Online Resources

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