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  • Willie Macpherson - The Elgin Fiddler

    Clarification of Track Listing - more…

  • Willie Macpherson - The Elgin Fiddler

    A collection of music mainly by the late, great Scottish fiddler Willie Macpherson (1920 - 1974), issued on WMEF001. more…

  • Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island

    Rounder CD 7024 issued 1998, but with remastered previously unissued 1977 recordings from this legendary Canadian fiddler. more…

  • The Ian Powrie Story

    Released on CD in 1996, this compilation is a mixture of traditional standards, compositions by his friends including Angus Fitchet, as well as compositions by a fiddler who always tried to remember his father's advice - "It's not what you play - It's how... more…

  • Paul Anderson / The Singing Land

    One of the best of Scotland's current fiddlers, this time playing his own compositions. 'The Singing Land' is a 19thC reference to the north east of Scotland - Paul's home. more…

  • Milltimber Jig / Ian Crichton

    Ian Crichton was born on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in the 1930's. Self taught chanter player as a boy when hospitalised. Moved to accordion(s). Prolific tune composer. First tune composed in the 1950's. more…

  • Merry Is the Fiddle

    Recorded in the Shetland Islands with local musicians. Issued by First Century Productions, Orillia, Ontario as RMCD 0697 in 1998. more…

  • The Legendary Angus Fitchet

    This was recorded in Edinburgh towards the end of Angus's playing career. (He was 73 according to the sleeve notes). The accompanying band was essentially Bobby Crowe's band. Angus had played with them for a many years and he and Bobby remained the closes... more…

  • Source

    Have tried to check the source and failed! But it comes from a (very creased)handwritten fiddle workshop set - North Scotland around 2000/01. more…

  • Andy M. Stewart’s Reel

    Composed by Phil Cunningham - unsure of date. I usually need to oil the joints to get this one to fly more…