Over twenty years ago I composed a tune inspired by a special place - Strathgarry - where the River Garry flows through the pass of Killiecrankie.  Strathgarry House once belonged to Sebastian "Bas" and Henrietta Thewes.  I recorded both my "Birnam Oak" and "Sycamore" albums in the steading there.  Sadly, Bas passed away just a few weeks ago, quite unexpectedly.  His funeral was held at Kilmaveonaig Kirk, Blair Atholl.

This "tune of the month" is in memory of Bas and many happy times in his company.

Click on the picture of Dunkeld Cathedral below to watch a video of Pete rehearsing with Hazel Murch before their performance of "2nd Lieutenant Archibold Morrison, Royal Scots" on Remembrance Sunday.

And click on the wee dram below to watch a video of 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!

Mary Larsen

Fiddler Magazine