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"Fiona Driver’s Orkney Tune Book’ is an outstanding publication of newly composed tunes in traditional style. The collection reflects the recent resurgence of interest in traditional music in Orkney and highlights the work of no fewer than fifteen young tune writers. These new compositions represent a landmark, as the very first collection of ‘modern day’ Orkney tunes, and they can only enhance the already rich tradition of these islands.
I first met Fiona Driver in Shetland in 2000 and was immediately struck by her skill as a solo fiddler – she is an excellent performer! Combine this with her love and knowledge of fiddle music and it is no surprise that she has emerged as a leading composer. Seventy of the tunes in this collection were penned by Fiona and you will find a wide variety of ‘catchy’ original melodies.
Fiona Driver should be congratulated for her determination and enthusiasm in seeing this project through to completion and for producing such a wonderfully comprehensive tune book. Enjoy the music!"
With compositions from: Fiona Driver, Louise Bichan, Craig Corse, Brian Cromarty, Elizabeth Dearness, Mike Fairbairn, Gavin Firth, Bob Gibbon, Pauline Heddle, Jeana Leslie, Fionn McArthur, Douglans Montgomery, Colin Nicolson, Catriona Price, James Watson.
Check out Fiona's CD "The Orkney Fiddler" also available at Foot Stompin'
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