For this episode of ‘Adam Sutherland’s Interesting People’ I have the pleasure of the company of the famous left-handed fiddler of Lochaber, Aonghas Grant. Also joining me this time is my father, Alex Sutherland.
Aonghas is very well known across the world as a respected fiddler, teacher and composer from the West Highlands of Scotland.
My father and I were fascinated to learn about his early life learning the fiddle from his uncle, as well as hearing him describe his ancestors fleeing the redcoats after the battle of Culloden, speaking so vividly that it seemed like it had just happened yesterday. Amongst the many stories shared, it was great for me to hear him speak of my first fiddle teacher, the late Donald Riddell, who I only knew through a child’s eyes and ears.
Such a rich life of music, and so great to have Aonghas on the show.