Congratulations to Pete Clark who have been nominated in Online Performance of 2020 sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Pete Clark of Pete Clark the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a fiddler and just one of the many musicians who have found themselves without gigs during the Covid-19 situation.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I love playing my fiddle, I enjoy making music with others and I have a passionate interest in the traditional music of Scotland.
Any particular career highlights?
The BIG highlight is still to come – the installation and unveiling of a memorial to Niel Gow in Dunkeld.
There have been many other highlights over the years ….. touring Europe with the band “Heritage” during the ’80s, playing for ceilidh dances in exotic locations with “The Benachally Ceilidh Band”, working with Dougie MacLean on his “Perthshire Amber” album, playing fiddles that were once played by Niel Gow, tutoring some fabulous students at the RCS.
Meeting new folk and playing music with them is always a blast …
(And playing fiddle on stage with Mike Oldfield for the world premier of “Tubular Bells II” was quite mind blowing!)
What are your plans for the future?
Immediate future – I’m off fishing.
Long-term – probably increase the amount of work I do on line (including teaching, rehearsing and recording projects.
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The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Na Trads 2020, will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on 12th December 2020 at 9pm where the award winners will be announced along with specially recorded music performances. During the day on Saturday the 12th, you will be able to watch from 1pm til 9pm a day of live Scottish trad music including Kinnaris Quintet, Dallahan, Inyal, Paul McKenna Band, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth and many more here https://youtu.be/amByvVzxl5E. Keep up to date with all the latest information by joining the Hands Up for Trad newsletter at https://handsup.link/Newsletter or use the hashtags #natrads #HUFTonline.
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