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Tullochgorum: Alasdair Fraser

Alasdair Fraser (fiddle)
Ron Shaw (cello)
Muriel Johnstone (piano)

Alasdair Fraser has a respected place among top musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. He is renowned for his spirited style, vast repertoire and his powerful flair for inspiring people to dance. This video features Alasdair in concert at the Henry Wood Hall in Glasgow, along with guest musicians Ron Shaw and Muriel Johnstone, performing a programme of dance tunes, Gaelic song melodies, Highland pipe-style tunes and Alasdair's own compositions. We also hear him playing on location on the Isle of Skye, in Clackmannan and in Aberdeen. Alasdair talks about his approach to the music of his native country and describes for the viewer the people and the places that influence his playing.

Whether playing haunting airs from the Isles, rousing reels or classically-styled pieces by Scotland's noted fiddle composers, Alasdair Fraser is a captivating and exciting performer.

"Fraser is incomparable. With the piano and cello charging alongside, the atmosphere was wild and electric. The good Scots folk of the 18th Century must have had a rare old time to themselves dancing to this intoxicating music."
Aberdeen Press and Journal

 

 

 

  1. Lochaber No More  *  Rowing from Isla to Uist
  2. Haughs o' Cromdale  *  Bog an Lochan  *   Flora MacDonald
  3. The Curlew  *  The Sound of Sleat
  4. Prince Charles' Last View of Scotland
  5. Johnnie Faa
  6. The North Bridge of Edinburgh  *   Sleepy Maggie  *  Tail Toddle
  7. Tullochgorum  *  The Peerie Weerie  *  Lord MacDonald's Reel
  8. The West Mabou Reel
  9. William Wallace  *  The Marquis of Huntly's Farewell  *  The Miller
  10. The Marquis of Huntly's Snuff Mill   *  The Expert Dancer  *  The Merry Making
  11. Willie Fernie
  12. King George IV Strathspey  *  The King's Reel  *  Father Francis Cameron  *  The Shetland Fiddlers' Society's Welcome to the Cape Breton Symphony  *  La Ronde des Voyageurs

(VHS PAL Hi-Fi Stereo - £ Sterling sales only.  Running time 63 mins)


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