Sunday, 14 November 2010

Fiddle Miscellany Vol.1

Fiddle Miscellany Vol.1 (compiled 2010)

I have a number of vinyl LPs on which there may be one or two tracks of solo fiddling, the rest being a fiddle orchestra or concert party or other stuff not worth posting. I have compiled these tracks into collections of solo fiddle playing recordings, and they may be of interest to you, as they give an opportunity of hearing recordings to which they would not normally have access.

The two fiddlers on Volume 1 - Angus Cameron and Douglas Montgomery - have between them won most of the fiddling contests in Scotland, including the Golden Fiddle Award of the 1970s and 80s; and both featured highly in the prestigious 1977 ‘National Fiddle Championships’ (when Montgomery was still at school).


Angus Cameron:
01 Balmoral Castle/Glenlivet/David Adams
02 Comps to Alex Webster/Mrs Garden of Troup/Carnie's Canter
03 Duke of Fife's Welcome/Forth Bridge/Forth Bridge
04 Dumbarton Castle/Marquis of Huntly's Farewell/Left/Handed Fiddler
05 H Mackworth/Eugene Stratton
06 Marquis of Huntly's Farewell/John McNeill
07 Scott Skinner's Comps/South of the Grampians/John McNeill's
08 The Last Minute/The Claymore/The Claymore
09 Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside/Stirling Castle/The Bride's Reel

Donald Montgomery:
10 Braes of Castle Grant/Craigellachie Brig/Sir David Davidson of Cantray
11 Caledonia's Wail for Niel Gow
12 Leaving Glenurquhart/Bob Steel/Pretty Peggy
13 McLean of Pennycross/Highlands of Banffshire/Carnie's Canter
14 Lament for Abercairney
15 Mrs HL macDonald of Dunach/Earl Gray/Marquis of Tullibardine
16 Prince Charlie's Last View of Scotland
17 The Valley of Silence


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