This is the latest CD from the Garioch Fiddlers Strathspey and Reel Society. It combines the sounds of the senior orchestra with our junior section as well as upcoming young musicians from a Society which is keen to keep the tradition of Scottish music alive in the Garioch. Under the musical direction of conductor Susan Simpson this CD features a wide selection of tunes promoting the diversity that is the hallmark of the Society’s repertoire as it continues to deliver music in its own style to audiences throughout the Garioch and beyond.
As a showcase of the whole Society, it includes tunes by stalwart accordion player Ian Thow as well as arrangements by current musical director/conductor Susan Simpson and past musical director/conductor Dorothy Ferguson.
With three sets from the junior section and a duet from two of our current young musician award winners, along with solo performances by former young musicians of the year Kenneth MacBeath on bagpipes and Finlay Morse on fiddle, the latest CD shows why the tradition is alive and well within the region.
We are also pleased that the 2020 Fiddlers’ Rally guest artist Ellie Beaton appears on the CD singing the bothy ballad “Alford Cattle Show” and demonstrating why she is a great exponent of traditional music and will definitely be a name to watch out for in the future as she progresses her musical career. Of course, there has to be a last track to a CD and what better one than to finish with than “Where the gadie rins”; or as all our players refer to it as simply the “The Gadie”, which is the signature tune of the Garioch Fiddlers and is played at the end of every practice, concert and also concludes our annual Fiddlers’ Rally.
Thank you for your continued support of the Garioch Fiddlers and we hope that you enjoy the music.