Paul Anderson Scottish Fiddler

Category Archives: composer

A busy September and October and finally the new album!

The main news since my last blog update is the release of my new album “Land of the Standing Stones” but as it’s been a couple of busy months since I wrote a blog there’s been rather a lot happened in between so I’ll come to the album later. There’s been a host of events […]

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Late Summer, the President of Hungary and the Queen

Well that’s Summer by with and Winter on the way but what a Summer it’s been with consistent and prolonged fine weather. The day after the famous Lonach Gathering in Strathdon where I helped steward the piping competitions accompanied by John Jolly and NY piper Mike McNintch, I gave a short performance to the President […]

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Land of the Standing Stones Album Launch

Well at long last it looks like my new album of self penned work “Land of the Standing Stones” will soon be out with a launch  event planned for October the 11th in the MacRobert Hall in Tarland. On and off it’s taken the best part of two years to complete though admittedly there were […]

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Atomic Doric and the Strathspey King’s 170th birthday

July was a busy month for me with Woodend Barn’s “Atomic Doric” project with several performances and a fair few tunes composed. At last count I think I was up to about 20 traditional tunes from slow airs to strathspeys and from jigs to reels, with the music inspired by everything from landscape to history […]

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Land of the Standing Stones, Kevin McKidd and Atomic Doric

Work on my latest album which will be called “Land of the Standing Stones” has been going on for around a year and a half now, and at long last I’m getting near the finish line. All of the music on this album has been composed by myself including the music and lyrics for a […]

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Glamis castle and Portsoy folk festival

As well as ongoing work on the Atomic Doric project for Woodend Barn art centre in Banchory throughout the month of May I’d a couple of notable bookings in recent weeks. After an extremely successful Glamis Gathering last year which drew crowds of around 25,000 visitors it was decided to run the event again but […]

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Fiddling News

Preparations for the 1st annual Braemar fiddle week continue with a few interesting additions to the programme. Students will arrive in Braemar on Sunday the 7th of July with a welcome reception and short recital from tutors, Jonny Hardie and myself at Braemar castle. The castle itself will be the venue for all of the […]

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Steve Robertson Memorial Concert

On Sunday the 21st of April I was one of the guests at the Steve Robertson MBE memorial concert which took place at His Majesties Theatre in Aberdeen. Steve was a member of the hugely successful comic revue “Scotland the What?” which specialised in the unique humor and character of the North-Eastof Scotland. The 21st […]

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Atomic Doric

In some ways I’ve been preparing for Atomic Doric project my whole life as one of my earliest memories is of a visit to The Burn o’ Vat with my family and have subsequently been up to “The Vat” and The Muir of Dinnet nature Reserve hundreds of times since. It really is a special […]

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Land of the Standing Stones

On Tuesday the 26th of March I was one of the three judges at the Aboyne Academy Talent Contest which was held in Aboyne Theatre and was sponsored by the Aboyne Rotary Club. It was a wonderful evening  and the performers were a credit to the school. Adjudicating proved more difficult than I’d expected as there was […]

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