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Nicola Auchnie performs live at the Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship Celebration at Blair Castle

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Winning the Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion in 2010, Nicola Auchnie is from Aberdeenshire and is accompanied by Mo Rutherford on piano. She performs a slow air, hornpipe and jig: Leaving Lordenshaw, Hansberry Howard, The Lads of Dunse live at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl.

On 30 October 2016, seventeen of the twenty Glenfiddich Fiddle Champions returned to Blair Castle for a unique and memorable ‘festival of champions’ to celebrate the legacy of this very special competition. They were joined by US fiddler, Tim MacDonald who had already secured an invitation to compete had the Championship continued that year.

This celebration event provided a memorable finale to the Championship, following the decision by the William Grant Foundation to discontinue the event in order to support Scottish music in new ways in future.

A full recording of the event is available to stream online from TRADtv: http://tradtv.scot/live/glenfiddich-fiddle-championship



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