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Angus Fitchet, of Dundee, was one of Scotland's foremost fiddlers and bandleaders. He was also a remarkably versatile musician whose experience ranged from village dances to network television shows accompanying high profile international guest artists.
This collection was put together by the National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs after his death.
From the foreword to “The Music of Angus Fitchet – Volume 1”.
The idea for this collection came about as a result of a throwaway remark at an Executive meeting of the National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs, when Angus Fitchet was chosen as the featured composer for our festival at Musselburgh. We soon realised the difficulties some competitors were going to have in obtaining the music of Angus since, although he had been a prolific composer of “Our Kind of Music”, very little had been published. One of our number happened to say, “Why don’t we publish his music – God knows it needs to be available”! And so the seed was sown.
Angus’s tunes have been popular with Scottish Dance Bands for many years, indeed there has hardly been a “Take The Floor” broadcast in recent years without at least one Fitchet tune to the fore.
His music is characterised by structured melodies, which invite inventive harmonies, pleasing both to the listener and player alike.
Our intention is to publish all Angus’s work, with the permission of those who have previously published some of this pieces, to creat an complete anthology of “The Music of Angus Fitchet”.
National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
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