Studio Guest – Pete Clark on Scot’s Speak with Janice Ross Tues 12th Mar 6-7pm
Scots’ Speak guest this week is the wonderful Scottish fiddler Pete Clark who lives in a beautiful village not far from Dunkeld. At the age of nine, so he could make a magic noise, his mum and dad agreed for Pete to attend violin lessons after school and since then he has devoted his life to learning the nuances of the traditions of Scottish fiddle playing. His steely determination has secured him a place at the top table of internationally acclaimed fiddle players as well as a successful solo career. He has brought the majesty of the memory of the great fiddler Niel Gow to the fore of Scottish society and for the past 16 years he has organised a festival which celebrates his life with a weekend of concerts, recitals, workshops, river walks and the opportunity to engage with some of Scotland’s finest fiddlers. This year it runs for Neil Gow Festival 15th to 17th of March.
Pete is also hoping to raise enough money for a bronze memorial.
During the interview he plays the beautiful ‘Niel Gow’s Lament to the Second Wife’ on Niel Gow’s fiddle.