Mari Black performs live at the Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship Celebration at Blair Castle


Acclaimed USA Fiddle player Mari Black performs A Fond Farewell, King Robert the Bruce, Marquis of Huntly’s Farewell & The Hurricane at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl in Perthshire.

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:

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8 Responses to "Mari Black performs live at the Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship Celebration at Blair Castle"
  1. Unforgetible performance. This is the best fiddle setting I have ever heard. She puts her heart in every note.. what a marvelous person and amazing musician.

  2. Wonderful playing – best “Hurricane” I’ve ever heard. Check out Mari’s channel and her engaging and enlightening tutorials .

  3. This is all pretty damned fine but the Marquis of Huntly is a s good as I’ve heard anyone play a strathspey. Loving the Hurricane too.

  4. So sad that the sponsorship of the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championships is no more, I had the great good fortune to accompany Mari Black a couple of times in concert on bohdran and impromptu ‘kick pipe band bass drum’, one of my great delights in music, to get the chance to play with such fantastic fiddle player, thank you Mari.

  5. beautiful playing….when intelligence ,sensibility and heart are togehter..the perfection is appearing.

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