John Turner | Fiddling Rogues and Rascals

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Fiddling Rogues and Rascals

by John Turner

John Turner, Scottish fiddling champion, performer and teacher, joins with many of his musical friends to provide a lively sampling of composers and music from the 17th century to the present day.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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1. Auld Man's Meer's Deid John Turner & Group
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2. Macpherson's Farewell John Turner & Group
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3. Johnny Mcgill/Whistle and I'll Come to You John Turner & Group
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4. Miss Montgomerie's Minuet/Miss Fullarton's Minuet John Turner & Group
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5. Merry Lads/Lord Cassil's/Lord Garlie's/Col. Montgomery's John Turner & Group
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6. Niel Gow's Lament 2nd Wife/Farewell Whiskey/Welcome Whiskey John Turner & Group
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7. Lamentation for James Moray/Mrs. Murray of Abercarney's Strath John Turner & Group
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8. Highland Plaid Strathspey & Reel/Braes of Glendochert John Turner & Group
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9. Lord Dundee's Lament/Inverey's/Old Wife Haunts/Miss Henderson John Turner & Group
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10. Lady Louisa Gordon/Mrs. Oswald/Mr Houston John Turner & Group
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11. Mrs. Oswald's New Strathy/Mr. John Trotter/Lady Charlotte Camp John Turner & Group
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12. Capt. Cameron/Mrs. Capt. Mcbarnet/Miss Donaldson's John Turner & Group
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13. Craigellachie Bridge/Miss Jane Mcinnes John Turner & Group
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14. Miss Forbes's/Miss G. Abercromby's/Mrs. Doc. Abernathie's Re John Turner & Group
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15. Lament for Mrs. Oswald of Auch./Lady Mary Ramsay/Mrs. Duncan John Turner & Group
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16. Caller Herrin/Niel Gow's Fiddle/Miss Dundass/Largo Fairy Dance John Turner & Group
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17. Kirkmichael Ploughs/Monaltries/Mrs. Garden Troup John Turner & Group
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18. Pease Bridge/Wedderburn House/Mordington House John Turner & Group
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19. Caledonia's Wail for Niel Gow/Ferintosh/Bedding of the Bride John Turner & Group
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20. Flora Macdonald/Pennycuick House/Dalmeny/New Road to Brechin John Turner & Group
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21. Cradle Song/Hector the Hero John Turner & Group
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22. Gallaton/Angus Macrae/Angus Campbell John Turner & Group
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23. Kit's Rocking Chair/Andrew's Lullabye/Puckertoot John Turner & Group
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24. MLamentation for John Murray 9th Earl/Minister's Meeting/De'il John Turner & Group
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25. Ghost of Banchory John Turner & Group
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26. Lament for Death of Hector Macandrew John Turner & Group
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Album Notes
In the Virginia courts of 1624, a suit was filed for slander, in which the angry Mr. Utie claimed the said Wm Tyler did call the said Mr. Utie a ffidling Rogue and Rascall… (Oh, horrors!)
And in Scotland, an elderly fiddler stomped from the dance floor, exclaiming he’d kept decent company his whole life, but “at this moment Jamie Duncan’s playing ‘Moneymusk’ in four flats, and I say that the man that would do that is fit for any kind o’rascality!!” (Here! Here!)

And now a rascally lot of fiddlers and string pluckers is here to provide you with a past history of the very roguish composers and music of Scotland, from the 17th century to the present day. Unlike most traditional music, Scottish fiddle music was written down and published, particularly from the 18th century onward.

The sampling of Rogues and Rascals includes one of the earliest identified town fiddlers, Patrick Birnie (1635-1721), who held court from a local ale house. His portrait graces the cover of this recording, and he is described as having a face that mingled “cleverness, drollery, roguery and impudence.”

And our next fiddler, James Macpherson, plays his own farewell prior to being hanged for being a “wagabond, soroner (sorcerer) and Egyptian.”

Other fiddler/ composers include Johnny McGill, John Riddell, Niel Gow, Daniel Dow, Red Rob Mackintosh, William Marshall, Nathaniel Gow, Robert Petrie, J. Scott Skinner, John Turner, and more.

Chief of the playing Rogues on this album is John Turner, a 10-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion and prolific composer in the Scottish style. John directs the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling, and has performed throughout the U.S., Virginia, as well as around the world. He traces his musical roots and style to the Gow family, through his teacher and friend, the late Hector MacAndrew. On this album, he plays fiddle, recorder, mandolin, and vocals. Peter Bahler plays bass fiddle; Bill Burdette plays percussion and rocking chair; Charles Glendinning plays fiddle, bagpipes and parlour pipes; Tom Marshall plays harpsichord, virginal, hanging man, and piano; Bill White plays fiddle, flutes, hammered dulcimer, mandolin; and Cliff Williams plays guitar.


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