Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 15/08/2017
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TIOTAL
Dòmhnall Riddell, fear-ceàird fìdhle (11 à 17)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_DONALDRIDDLE_11
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Donald Riddell
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1925
KEYWORDS
fìdhlean
fidheall
fìdhlearachd
ceàrd
luchd-ceàird
claistinneach

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Bha Dòmhnall Riddell BEM, nach maireann, à Cnoc Odhar, faisg air Inbhir Nis. Bhiodh e a' cluich na fìdhle, a' sgrìobhadh ciùil agus a' dèanamh fhìdhlean. Bha e cuideachd na Mhàidsear-pìoba anns na Lovat Scouts. Am measg nan sgoilearan aige bha Donnchadh Siosalach, Brus MacGriogair agus Iain MacPhàrlain.

Anns an earrainn èisteachd seo, tha Dòmhnall a' bruidhinn mun fhiodh as fheàrr airson fìdhlean a dhèanamh.

'The best woods for the back and sides and the neck is good maple, you see. And the front is best of - they call it pine - but the best thing is spruce and Scots spruce is excellent. But good fiddles, as I've shown you there, can be made using local wood, like local sycamore. Some of the fiddles you've seen me with just now were sycamore that came from Dochfour Sawmill but it'll be seasoned about fifty years. It has to be seasoned a minimum of ten years before it's any good. Then another wood I've often used - well, not often but when I could get it - is what we call bog fir and the age of that - have you an idea? Approximately ten thousand years! That trees grew and were felled at the time of the coming of the ice age, which was a catastrophic thing, and they were buried in ice - instantly. Later on, when the ice melted, deposits of peat formed and the acid in the peat killed all bacteria and it shut off all air and arrested decay. Wood, that kind of wood - if you get it - it's got first class tonal properties'

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Dòmhnall Riddell, fear-ceàird fìdhle (11 à 17)

1980an; 1990an

fìdhlean; fidheall; fìdhlearachd; ceàrd; luchd-ceàird; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Donald Riddell

Bha Dòmhnall Riddell BEM, nach maireann, à Cnoc Odhar, faisg air Inbhir Nis. Bhiodh e a' cluich na fìdhle, a' sgrìobhadh ciùil agus a' dèanamh fhìdhlean. Bha e cuideachd na Mhàidsear-pìoba anns na Lovat Scouts. Am measg nan sgoilearan aige bha Donnchadh Siosalach, Brus MacGriogair agus Iain MacPhàrlain.<br /> <br /> Anns an earrainn èisteachd seo, tha Dòmhnall a' bruidhinn mun fhiodh as fheàrr airson fìdhlean a dhèanamh.<br /> <br /> 'The best woods for the back and sides and the neck is good maple, you see. And the front is best of - they call it pine - but the best thing is spruce and Scots spruce is excellent. But good fiddles, as I've shown you there, can be made using local wood, like local sycamore. Some of the fiddles you've seen me with just now were sycamore that came from Dochfour Sawmill but it'll be seasoned about fifty years. It has to be seasoned a minimum of ten years before it's any good. Then another wood I've often used - well, not often but when I could get it - is what we call bog fir and the age of that - have you an idea? Approximately ten thousand years! That trees grew and were felled at the time of the coming of the ice age, which was a catastrophic thing, and they were buried in ice - instantly. Later on, when the ice melted, deposits of peat formed and the acid in the peat killed all bacteria and it shut off all air and arrested decay. Wood, that kind of wood - if you get it - it's got first class tonal properties'