Scots Music Group runs traditional music and song classes for adults, informal sessions, monthly ceilidhs and other social events.
We are a community-based charity in Edinburgh.

Our Book of Remembrance

We wish to celebrate the lives of all those who have been an integral part of the SMG family.  Whether as students, tutors or members of our staff and board, we are grateful for all they did for us and join with you all in mourning their passing.

We invite you all to leave a comment, a note of remembrance, for Ken below:

Ken Fallas

As we can’t meet in person to remember Ken we’ve set up this page where you can leave memories and stories. You can also respond to other comments.

We’re very sad to hear of the recent passing of SMG student Ken Fallas. Ken was in our fiddle classes for many years, and it was always a pleasure to catch up with him at student concerts and other SMG events. Alongside his wife Denise, also an SMG student, Ken was a keen supporter of the Scots Fiddle Festival and worked hard as a volunteer to help at Fiddle Festival weekends.
We send our thoughts and condolences to Denise and their family. Ken is pictured here recently enjoying an 80th birthday present from his family – an afternoon at the Signet Library.

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  1. So sorry to hear this news. I didn’t know Ken well, but he was such a familiar face at many fiddle events, both in Edinburgh and across Scotland. My last conversation with him was in Cromarty, when we were both trying to identify a shrub. We got a fright and a severe telling off from a furious blackbird, nesting within! Condolences to Denise, family and friends, Ken will be sadly missed. Sue Higham

  2. So sorry to hear about Ken. I will always remember him as a vibrant member of my fiddle class and great SMG enthusiast. Denise and Ken were stalwart figures in any fiddle gathering. His presence will be greatly missed I’m sure.


  3. I’m so sorry to hear this. Ken was such a cheerful and friendly presence at so many fiddle events. I have lovely memories of him happily playing tunes with friends, and his support for SMG was always so much appreciated. My thoughts are with Denise, his family and friends.


  4. I’ve just seen this and didn’t realise Ken had died. We worked together at Bank of Scotland. A lovely man with many interests and talents. Fiona Harvie


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