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25 Years of the Kiltearn Fiddlers
25 years ago Rita Hunter, director of Feis Rois set up Kiltearn Traditional Music classes in Evanton Primary School to encourage Traditional Music in Ross-shire. From the Traditional Fiddle Class, Feis Rois Tutor Alpha Munro initiated a youth group 'Kiltearn Fiddlers' to improve performing expertise and confidence as well as to inspire further Traditional music in the area. Since then, Kiltearn Fiddlers have grown from strength to strength and played regularly for Festivals both here and abroad, ceilidhs, charity events as well as community multi-arts performances. To celebrate their 25th Anniversary they have produced their fourth CD 25 Years of Kiltearn Fiddlers now available from www.feisrois.org. This CD not only features the current group it also includes fantastic music from past participants who are now renowned such as Graham Mackenzie (fiddle), Mattheu Watson (fiddle and guitar) and Katie Mackenzie (song). There are tracks also from Dagger Gordon (mandolin) accompanied by Mike Simpson (guitar) both Feis Rois Guitar Tutors and Kiltearn Fiddlers' accompanists over the years, and a track from Molly Nolan, an up and coming pianist.
Kiltearn Fiddlers have just returned from an exciting week at the International Eisteddfod, Llangollen, North Wales where they made waves as the only Scottish performers with four performances on festival stages including a dance workshop, one performance in a secondary school and a competition set on the main Pavilion Stage winning third place in an International Open competition. During the International parade round the small town of Llangollen they had the privilege of meeting Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall who spent time chatting to the group.
Founded in 1947, the International Eisteddfod is a very special festival which has delivered a message of peace to the world since 1947. Each year 4000 International performers get together and the festival attracts up to 50, 000 visitors. Kiltearn Fiddlers have attended this festival on a number of occasions.