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MusicMemory Store - Caitlin Sinclair chooses "Davy Webster's 40th"
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2010
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2010s
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An Comunn Gàidhealach
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music
songs
MusicMemory Store - Caitlin Sinclair chooses "Davy Webster's 40th"

Caitlin Sinclair is in 4th year at Thurso High School and has been receiving fiddle lessons from Gordon Gunn since she was 9 years old. She attends Fèis Chataibh, Fèis Air An Oir and Fèis Ghallaibh. She attends and sometimes plays at ceilidhs in Strathy Hall. She hopes to compete in the Mòd when it comes to Caithness, this will be her first ever Mòd. She enjoys playing the fiddle and her guitar and finds playing or listening to Trad music an easy way to relax when stressed out. She was inspired to play the fiddle when she attended her first fèis in Golspie, aged 7 and began to play using her Great-Grandads fiddle.

"Davy Webster's 40th" is one of my all-time favourite reels - I never get tired of hearing it or playing it. It was composed by the late, great, master of pipes, Gordon Duncan. It reminds me of playing my fiddle with the band I'm in. The energy this tune can create is not only in the audience, who never fail to stomp and clap along, but also in me as a performer. Knowing that I'm partly responsible for the crowd's enjoyment is a great adrenalin rush for me. The tune also evokes happy memories of times spent with two of my closest musical mates - when we were walking down the empty school corridors one time, singing the melody. Good Times."

This is one of the contributions to the MusicMemory Store project which is being run as part of the build-up to the National Mòd 2010 in Caithness. A variety of local people have been asked to select a favourite traditional or Gaelic music track which has a personal meaning for them, and to share the music and the story with the public.

The project seeks to raise the profile of the value of traditional and Gaelic music within the community and its relationship to the National Mòd 2010 which is being hosted in Caithness for the very first time, from 8 to 16 October.

Copies of the albums containing their chosen track are available to borrow from Wick and Thurso libraries. A new contribution will be published each week from May until the start of the Mòd.

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MusicMemory Store - Caitlin Sinclair chooses "Davy Webster's 40th"

2010s

music; songs

An Comunn Gàidhealach

MusicMemory Store

Caitlin Sinclair is in 4th year at Thurso High School and has been receiving fiddle lessons from Gordon Gunn since she was 9 years old. She attends Fèis Chataibh, Fèis Air An Oir and Fèis Ghallaibh. She attends and sometimes plays at ceilidhs in Strathy Hall. She hopes to compete in the Mòd when it comes to Caithness, this will be her first ever Mòd. She enjoys playing the fiddle and her guitar and finds playing or listening to Trad music an easy way to relax when stressed out. She was inspired to play the fiddle when she attended her first fèis in Golspie, aged 7 and began to play using her Great-Grandads fiddle.<br /> <br /> "Davy Webster's 40th" is one of my all-time favourite reels - I never get tired of hearing it or playing it. It was composed by the late, great, master of pipes, Gordon Duncan. It reminds me of playing my fiddle with the band I'm in. The energy this tune can create is not only in the audience, who never fail to stomp and clap along, but also in me as a performer. Knowing that I'm partly responsible for the crowd's enjoyment is a great adrenalin rush for me. The tune also evokes happy memories of times spent with two of my closest musical mates - when we were walking down the empty school corridors one time, singing the melody. Good Times."<br /> <br /> This is one of the contributions to the MusicMemory Store project which is being run as part of the build-up to the National Mòd 2010 in Caithness. A variety of local people have been asked to select a favourite traditional or Gaelic music track which has a personal meaning for them, and to share the music and the story with the public.<br /> <br /> The project seeks to raise the profile of the value of traditional and Gaelic music within the community and its relationship to the National Mòd 2010 which is being hosted in Caithness for the very first time, from 8 to 16 October. <br /> <br /> Copies of the albums containing their chosen track are available to borrow from Wick and Thurso libraries. A new contribution will be published each week from May until the start of the Mòd.