TUNE OF THE MONTH
In September I was asked by a friend to play a special fiddle at a "significant" birthday party. The fiddle had belonged to her maternal grandfather, Archibald Morrison, who had taken it with him to France during the First World War. The fiddle made it home but, sadly, Archie died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Arras in April 1917. I composed this retreat march in his memory.
Click on the picture of Dunkeld Cathedral (above) to watch Pete rehearsing with Hazel Murch before their performance on Remembrance Sunday.
(And click on the wee dram below to watch Pete playing "Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife" 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!