Three reels by the late great fiddler Hector MacAndrew. Burnside of Forglen is a small farm near Turiff, Aberdeenshire and belonged to Mr and Mrs George Morrison. Sandy Edmonstone who performed with Hector’s dad lived in this cottage in Carradale and Bob Munro was fiddle enthusiast from Thurso.
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I found Alexander Troup’s beautiful Cluny Castle air last year whilst searching for J. Scott Skinner tunes. When we got the opportunity to perform with Strathspey and Surreal Society at Celtic Connections 2017 again this tune came to me as the basis of my concerto for fiddler Patsy Reid. When I write a concerto I […]
Last Saturday at Celtic Connections, 4th January the Strathspey and Surreal Society reformed for our third performance in the Old Fruitmarket. Alongside our 4 compositions that were written for the 2016 event we commissioned 5 new pieces from Aidan O’Rourke, Mhairi Mackinnon, Chris Stout and me. It was hard work and all the musicians involved […]
Three reels from the pen of Robert Macintosh. What an amazing composer. His tunes are very varied, challenging and beautiful! Lady’s Baird’s New Reel / Honbl. Mr Fraiser (of Lovat’s) Reel / Miss Farquharson (of Invercauld’s) Reel
A couple of delights and a fancie! Here are 3 jigs from the same book as last weeks tunes – The Malcolm McDonald Collection (performed with my son Charlie). Mrs Muir’s tune was written by Mr Sharp of Hoddom. I think this might be Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe of Hoddom Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) born May […]