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TIOTAL
Aonghas Grannd air Tòmas MacAnndra agus Borland
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_ANGUSGRANT_12
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Aonghas Grant
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1575
KEYWORDS
Aonghas Grannd
fìdhlearan
ceòl traidiseanta
claistinneach

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Tha Aonghas Grannd, no am fìdhlear ciotach à Loch Abar, air a bhith a' cluich air an fhidhill bhon a bha e trì bliadhna deug a dh'aois. Tha e air a bhith na dhreuchd mar fhìdhlear o chionn còrr is trì fichead bliadhna agus tha e fhathast a' dol mar thidsear, a' sgrìobhadh ciùil, agus a' cluich ann an seiseanan agus leis fhèin, is e a' cluich iomadh seòrsa ciùil air an fhidhill. Tha Gàidhlig aig Aonghas agus tha e ainmeil airson na stoidhle cluiche aige 'stoidhle na Gàidhealtachd an Iar', air a bheil a' Ghàidhlig agus ceòl na pìob a' toirt buaidh mhòr. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, a chaidh a chlàradh bho thoiseach dha 'Muinntir Linne Mhoireibh' aig deireadh nan 1990an, tha Aonghas a' bruidhinn ri Anndra Rosach mun fhìdhlear ainmeil Albannach, Eachann MacAnndra (1903-1980), agus aon de a sgoilearan - Griogair Borland.

Interviewer: Hector MacAndrew. Did you ever meet Hector?

I only met Hector once, here in Inverness; he was a guest down, of the Strathspey and Reel Society, and I'd admired his playing for years, hearing his records and - He stood out. He was a one-off. I mean, he stood head and shoulders above all the other fiddlers in his style. He had a style that was Hector MacAndrew; he wasn't sort of copying anybody or that and -

Interviewer: What made it stand - made him stand out then Angus, do you think?

Well, I don't know. Was it the easy style he had of playing and making everything stand out on the bowing and the phrasing, the wonderful phrasing, particularly playing that east coast style that we don't have - the slow Strathspeys - and his airs? And of course he'd a beautiful violin - I think it was a Pietro Guarneri - Italian violin that he had. But the only time I met him, we were invited back to his niece's house for a session and he made everything, the most difficult tune, look so simple. And he left, he left a lot of good pupils behind him - Douglas Lawrence.

Interviewer: Yes, and Gregor Borland.

Gregor Borland. I heard Gregor playing recently. I was down back in the summer adjudicating at the Auchtermuchty Festival and on the Sunday night Gregor was playing there and he played an air and he'd all Hector's style of bowing it, you know? I could see right away that was Hector's touch there. So Hector's gone but he's left something behind.

Interviewer: And I suppose - Obviously you saw him on television too, did you?

Aye, thon time that - when he was talking to Yehudi Menuhin.

Interviewer: Yehudi Menuhin, yes.

Aye, that was a great programme.

Interviewer: Yes

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Aonghas Grannd air Tòmas MacAnndra agus Borland

1990an

Aonghas Grannd; fìdhlearan; ceòl traidiseanta; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: Angus Grant

Tha Aonghas Grannd, no am fìdhlear ciotach à Loch Abar, air a bhith a' cluich air an fhidhill bhon a bha e trì bliadhna deug a dh'aois. Tha e air a bhith na dhreuchd mar fhìdhlear o chionn còrr is trì fichead bliadhna agus tha e fhathast a' dol mar thidsear, a' sgrìobhadh ciùil, agus a' cluich ann an seiseanan agus leis fhèin, is e a' cluich iomadh seòrsa ciùil air an fhidhill. Tha Gàidhlig aig Aonghas agus tha e ainmeil airson na stoidhle cluiche aige 'stoidhle na Gàidhealtachd an Iar', air a bheil a' Ghàidhlig agus ceòl na pìob a' toirt buaidh mhòr. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, a chaidh a chlàradh bho thoiseach dha 'Muinntir Linne Mhoireibh' aig deireadh nan 1990an, tha Aonghas a' bruidhinn ri Anndra Rosach mun fhìdhlear ainmeil Albannach, Eachann MacAnndra (1903-1980), agus aon de a sgoilearan - Griogair Borland.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Hector MacAndrew. Did you ever meet Hector?<br /> <br /> I only met Hector once, here in Inverness; he was a guest down, of the Strathspey and Reel Society, and I'd admired his playing for years, hearing his records and - He stood out. He was a one-off. I mean, he stood head and shoulders above all the other fiddlers in his style. He had a style that was Hector MacAndrew; he wasn't sort of copying anybody or that and -<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What made it stand - made him stand out then Angus, do you think?<br /> <br /> Well, I don't know. Was it the easy style he had of playing and making everything stand out on the bowing and the phrasing, the wonderful phrasing, particularly playing that east coast style that we don't have - the slow Strathspeys - and his airs? And of course he'd a beautiful violin - I think it was a Pietro Guarneri - Italian violin that he had. But the only time I met him, we were invited back to his niece's house for a session and he made everything, the most difficult tune, look so simple. And he left, he left a lot of good pupils behind him - Douglas Lawrence.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes, and Gregor Borland.<br /> <br /> Gregor Borland. I heard Gregor playing recently. I was down back in the summer adjudicating at the Auchtermuchty Festival and on the Sunday night Gregor was playing there and he played an air and he'd all Hector's style of bowing it, you know? I could see right away that was Hector's touch there. So Hector's gone but he's left something behind. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: And I suppose - Obviously you saw him on television too, did you? <br /> <br /> Aye, thon time that - when he was talking to Yehudi Menuhin. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yehudi Menuhin, yes.<br /> <br /> Aye, that was a great programme. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes