Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society (L.S.S.R.S. for short) is an amateur Scottish fiddle orchestra based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The society consists of around 30 fiddlers, 2 cellists and currently 2 double bassists. They play at many concerts throughout the year and also attend the Kirriemuir Fiddle Festival every November, which, for the last two years running, they have won the large group competition and last year won the quartet competition.

Contents 1 Aims 2 History 3 References 4 External links


The aims of the society are as follows;

To foster the playing of Scottish fiddle music by young people.

To encourage an interest in Scottish music and dance.

To give public performances.

To take part in musical competitions and displays.

To participate in tours or special events related to these aims. History

As part of the movement to preserve and develop Scottish traditional fiddle playing the Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society was formed in 1983 by its conductor Yla Steven. Its membership is drawn from pupils attending schools in Lothian who meet weekly to rehearse their skills. The current membership is around 40.

In 1984 the group went to Munich representing the Lothian Region in the celebrations which marked the 30th anniversary of the twinning of the two cities, Edinburgh and Munich.

In 1985 they represented Lothian Region again, this time at the Scottish Schools Prom Concert in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. This concert was presented to commemorate European Music Year and was broadcast on television by BBC Scotland.

For several years now the Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society has competed at the Kirrimuir Fiddle Festival, one of the top festivals of its kind in Scotland, and many of its members past and present have featured in the prize list for both solo and group performances. 2000 was a particularly successful year - winning the orchestra competition. However, the orchestra has won this 3 times, and is now recognised as one of the top strathspey and reel societies in Scotland.

The Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society has hosted many "Fiddlers' Rallies" all over Scotland - the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, the Whitehall theatre, Dundee, and most frequently in Falkirk Town Hall where there is a Youth Music Festival at Easter time.

In 1988 and 1989 the L.S.S.R.S. took part in the Festival of British Youth Orchestras which takes place during the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1989 they were also invited to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival to take part in "A Taste of Scotland" staged in His Majesty's Theatre. This performance was shown on Grampian Television. Later the same year they were invited to play at Blair Castle during the finals of the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championships.

In 1992 the L.S.S.R.S. made their first Canadian appearance with a tour of Alberta. They started in Edmonton - played in the Mall, then Red Deer for their Highland Games, Banff for Canada Day - Banff Springs Hotel!, and finally Calgary where they marched in the Stampede Parade and performed on the Centennial Stage.

1993 saw another breakthrough in their impressive record when they played nightly for three and a half weeks for the Scottish Country Dancers at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Foreign travel was on the agenda again in 1994. This time it was a tour of the Argentine where they were guests of St. Andrew's College, Buenos Aires.

In 1996 the L.S.S.R.S. were the fiddle orchestra who took part in the Robert Burns Spectacular Concert in Glasgow marking the bi-centenary of the poet's death.

In 1998 the L.S.S.R.S. made a return visit to Canada playing this time in Vancouver, Creston, Calgary, Banff, Medicine Hat, Toronto and also Ann Arbor in Michigan, U.S.A.

In 1999 and 2000 the L.S.S.R.S. acted as "hosts" to the Fiddlers Philharmonic from Ann Arbor and New Tradition from Shetland.

In 2000 they also took part in the Spirit of Youth Concert in Falkirk Town Hall.

2001 saw the Spirit of Youth Concert move to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - this time it was televised and broadcast in 2002. Between them these concerts have raised over £50,000 for CHAS (Child Hospice Association of Scotland).

In 2008 the society completed another successful tour of Canada, this time visiting Calgary, Banff, Medicine Hat, Regina, Drumheller, and Edmonton.

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo is a Canadian-American children's mystery television series that ran on Nickelodeon between 1996 and 1998. A total of 41 episodes of 30 minutes each were produced. Episodes from the first three seasons were taped at the now defunct Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, and was one of the few single-camera productions there, while season 4 episodes were shot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The series first aired in March 1996 as a six-episode test run, since Nickelodeon usually produced one major new series at a time and they were already producing Space Cases. The success of the test run prompted Nickelodeon to re-introduce the series on SNICK in January 1997, along with seven new episodes. During the show's third season, production stopped after eight of a proposed thirteen episodes were filmed due to a crew strike, as the show's budget did not cover the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees's demands, partly due to the decision to shoot film instead of videotape. Production resumed in Montreal in February 1998, after Cinar agreed to co-produce the series. As a result, the show's setting changed from Cocoa Beach, Florida to Boston, Massachusetts.

Starring Irene Ng as the title character, the series revolves around the adventures of a young teenage girl who lives with her innkeeper grandfather and works as a non-sworn intern at the local police department where she helps out with odds and ends around the office. Occasionally an intriguing case comes to Shelby's attention, prompting her to apply her unique insight and enlist the help of her friends to solve it. Her supervisors, however, do not appreciate her help, as she is only a teenager. Her grandfather also does not want her getting involved in cases, often reminding her, "We are not detectives with warrant badges, we are innkeepers with brooms." Many of the stories, with three clear suspects, keep the audience guessing until the truth is ultimately explained. On December 28, 2011, TeenNick aired the episode "The Smoke Screen Case" on the The '90s Are All That block.

Contents 1 Cast 2 Availability 3 References 4 External links

Cast Irene Ng: Shelby Woo; Main protagonist of the show who solves mysteries and an overachiever. She lives in Florida in Seasons 1-3 and moved to Boston with her grandfather in Season 4. Despite Woo being portrayed as a teenager, Ng was 24 years old by the end of the series. Pat Morita: Mike "Grandpa" Woo; Shelby's grandfather. Adam Busch: Noah Allen; Shelby's best friend and sidekick. Wasn't seen in Season 4 due to Shelby moving to Boston with her grandpa. Replaced by Vince Rosania. Preslaysa Edwards: Cindy Ornette; Another one of Shelby's best friends. Wasn't seen in Season 4 due to Shelby moving to Boston with her grandpa. Replaced by Angie Burns in Season 4. Ellen David: Detective Sharon Delancey; Works at Boston Detective Agencies who replaces Detective Hineline. Steve Purnick: Detective Whit Hineline; Works at Florida Detective Agencies. Eleanor Noble: Angie Burns; Shelby's new friend from Boston who replaces Cindy. Marianne Stanicheva: Agent Koznetova Noah Klar: Vince Rosania; Shelby's new friend from Boston who replaces Noah. Availability

All 12 episodes from seasons 1 and 2 are available for download on the iTunes Store and Amazon Instant Video.
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