Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hector MacAndrew: Scots Fiddle (1975)

Hector MacAndrew: Scots Fiddle (Scottish Records 33 SR 138, 1975)

For those of us who can appreciate this style of Scottish fiddle music, this is a joy. Hector MacAndrew, one of the leading exponents of his day, playing at his peak and captured on record. The usual composers are represented: Skinner, Marshall, Milne, Fraser, as well as one of the greats from the piping world, G S MacLennan (possibly best known for his Jig o'Slurs). This label published a number of solo fiddling LPs, which I'll get round to digitising in time.

01 Leaving Glen Urquhart/South of the Grampians/John MacNeil's Reel
02 Lady Charlotte Campbell (slow strathspey & reel)
03 Farewell to Drumblair/The Lodge of Glentanner/The £10 Fiddle
04 Hard Is My Fate/Goodwife Admit the Wanderer
05 The Auld Brig o' Don
06 Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland/Miss Graham of Inchbraikie/North of the Grampians/The Haggis
07 Cluny Castle/Johnnie Steele/Pretty Peggy
08 Pipe Major John Stewart/Lady Madeline Sinclair/Alex C MacGregor
09 The Shakkins o' the Pokie/Mrs Forbes Leith
10 Berryden Cottage/The Countess of Crawford/The Marchioness of Huntly/The Marquis of Huntly
11 My Heart Is Broke Since Thy Departure/Round With a Health to Glorious Wellington
12 Afton Water
13 Huntly Lodge/Ballindalloch Castle/The Duchess of Manchester/Mrs George Robertson
14 Braes of Castle Grant/The Miller o' Drone/The Mason's Apron


Other Hector MacAndrew recordings:

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