The Hills Of Glengarry

by Aonghas Grant

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H Carmichael
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H Carmichael Love the second tune Farquar and Hetti's Waltz composed, I understand, by Farquar MacRae in 1954.

Farquar will have had close connections with possibly Aonghas both coming from or living in the Ardnamurchan, Lochaber, Moidart and / or Morvern/Ardgour areas.

My father was from Morvern, my mother a MacKenzie from Wester Ross and I grew up in North Argyll, which explains my interest in all West Highland music and the culture.

Sadly, I don't play any musical instruments. Favorite track: Heather Manson's Wedding Waltz / Farquhar and Hetty's Waltz.
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This is an album of beautiful West Highland Fiddle Music.
Aonghas Grant comes from a long line of fiddlers, pipers, gaelic singers and bards in the Glenmoriston, Glengarry and Fort Augustus area. In the 1960s and 70s he was fiddle champion at the Royal National Mod four times and won the Tom Anderson cup twice.
Aonghas played for many years in the famous “Roshven Ceilidh Band” and became known as the “left handed fiddler.

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released January 10, 2007

Recorded at Birnam House Hotel
Engineered by Quee MacArthur, Luke Plumb with
James MacKintosh
Produced by Quee MacArthur
Mastered by Paul McGeechan at Park Lane Studios
Aonghas Grant Fiddle
Ross Martin Guitar
Christine Hanson Cello
Paul Connelly Concertina
Angus R Grant Fiddle

Aonghas has been a tutor at Stirling university
Summer Schools for 27 years and in recent years
has been a tutor in the Honours Degree Course in
Scots Fiddle Music at the “Royal Scottish Academy
of Music and Drama” in Glasgow. He is also involved
in the Feisan nan Gaidheal which has done such
good work promoting gaelic music, song and dance
throughout the Highlands.
In his spare time he can be found in his workshop
repairing fiddles and bows.
Aonghas would like to thank, Alex Finlay of Birnam
House Hotel for his hospitality, the Shoogle Records
team, Christine Hanson, Ross Martin, Angus R
Grant and Paul Connelly for their support and
musicianship.

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