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January News from FOTS

Posted on January 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (181)

Well Happy New Year to all and sundry.

We are only 3 days in and its horrible exciting here. Rick is working on his first solo Jazz Album (too bloomin thrilling for words!) We are off to Inverness to run another Trash The Orchestra - instrument making workshop for the folk at RoWan Zero Waste, Paul McCallum and Rick are close to finishing a CD of Gaellic song and and and oh Our 3rd Ensemble Week is being held from 13th - 17th April here on Skye (almo...

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Whats happening at FOTS

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

My oh my ,what a couple of delightful weeks Rick Taylor has coming up.

1st off, a week with my pals ,teaching on the NYJOS course on SKYE! yes 1 mile from my house, several eminent musicians are gathering, we will be getting straight down to business !! very,very,happy. Percy is coming to Skye, Nick is coming to Skye and Jules !!!! everyone who should be on Skye, will be on Skye, Hurrah.

Then........a day off and then a ...

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Rick Taylor Ensemble Course - Update

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys,

Just to keep you up to date with details of the Ensemble Course in April on Skye.

Ive got some amazing music for the ensemble to tackle, great tunes from around the world including music that only this ensemble would get to play. The arrangements are bold, exciting, funny and fierce for example 'Salvation Reel' (Simon Bradley) into 'In The Mood' (Glen Miller) into 'C Jam Blues' (Count Basie) into...

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Rick Taylor Ensemble Course moves to Skye

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

By popular demand and thanks to Broadford Village Hall

Rick Taylor's Ensemble Course has moved to Isle of Skye

and is now taking bookings.


For full details visit

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Rick Taylor Ensemble Course

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I have decided it's time to run my own ensemble course and Im planning to do so on the first occasion in the Spring Break 2013, starting Monday 8th April and ending with a concert on Friday 12th April, the cost for the course only will be £250 for 5 days.


This will be a unique opportunity for players all levels and disciplines to come together and create the kind of thrilling music only a large ensemble can truly produce.

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The FOTS Records 4 - Your Christmas Shopping Sorted

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The FOTS Records 4 - Your Christmas Shopping Sorted

4 amazing CDs for only £35

Rick Taylor - 'The Poet and The Maiden'

Angus Nicolson Trio - 'Lasses That Baffle Us'

Laura Taylor - 'The Arrow and The Apple'


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VENT 52 - In The Belly of The Whale

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The brilliant debut album from poet and lyricist VENT 52, deliciosly dark, moving and wierd with a cinematic backdrop.

Lyrics by Angus Venters

Music by Angus Venters and Rick Taylor


Vent 52 now available as a download.

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Vent 52 - Not in My Name

The brilliant first track from 'In The Belly of The Whale' is now available to download at

Albums Now Available As Downloads

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

From July 1st all music from FOTS Records is available as downloads from itunes and

Blazin' in Beauly 2012

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (1)


Community Project of the Year 2011 and Event of the Year 2005

(MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards)

Blazin’ in Beauly is the musical extravaganza started by the band Blazin' Fiddles in the historic village of Beauly, 15 miles west of Inverness. Now in its 12th year Blazin' in Beauly has developed with internationally renowned fiddlers and musicians joining in the festivities&...

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