VIDEO LINK ON THIS PAGE!
TUNE OF THE MONTH
In 1799, Niel Gow composed an air to mourn the ban on whisky production due to a poor harvest that year. It is sometimes played as a march, but I think a sad, slow air is more in keeping with the occasion!
Click on the picture of the wee dram below to watch Pete playing "Farewell to Whisky" beneath Niel Gow's Oak.
The Dunkeld Bridge Collection, Vol. 1
Fiddle music from highland Perthshire
by Pete Clark, Edited by Jane Marx
[Inver Music; available from musicinscotland.com]
Extract from review in "Fiddler" magazine:
This is so much more than a music book – it’s a great read on many levels. It’s an entertaining history of the people and the area via music, text, paintings, and photographs. After reading it, you’ll feel as if you were treated to a whirlwind trip to highland Perthshire!