fiddler71’s thirty-three comments

  • Re: Inganess

    The tune is called Inganess, and was written by the late Orcadian fiddler Hugh Inkster - he was a real gentleman and a good player too. I remember travelling with him to play in the Albert Hall in London with Strings of Scotland about 30/40 years ago. ... more…

  • Re: Ray’s Classic

    The correct version, virtually as in the Willie Hunter Collection, is that by NfldWhistler. Strictly speaking the time signature should be 2/2, and it gives this reel a real kick. To good a tune to be slowed down to a polka imho! more…

  • Re: Anne S Robertson

    It was written for his daughter Anne who sadly died a number of years ago. more…

  • Re: Clivingarth

    It's Clivigarth! more…

  • Re: John Roy Lyall

    Eddie Edmond (not Edmund). He came I believe from the Inverurie area. John Roy Lyall was Eddie's father-in-law. He played in 'Lyall's Syrupy Five'! more…

  • Re: Ray’s Classic

    Just been reading through all the comments - many well-intended but completely incorrect! The correct name of course IS Ray's Classic, written for Ray Leask's Ford Classic, which I remember well. However Ray wasn't a member of the Leask family connected... more…

  • Re: Ray’s Classic

    It was actually RAY Leask's car. The third version is correct, but on repeating the first half, in bar 5 it's usually a minim A, followed by a low A and the original A before going on to bar 6. It gives it a nice kick. Incidentally, although his classi... more…

  • Re: Bluemel Soond

    I haven't checked, but I would assume this should be Blumull Soond more…

  • Re: The Headlands

    The Headlands was written as a March and that is the way it is always played in Shetland. I think the sign of a good March is if it swings naturally, and my God, this swings as a March! JACKB's first version above in A (still classified as a strathspey ... more…

  • Re: Mrs Violet Eunson

    A lovely, talented man, very artistic with some lovely paintings. He didn't read music on the stave, but could play from sol-fa, as I found out to my cost when he asked me to play with him at the Deerness kirk. We were to have a practice beforehand, an... more…