Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders (album)
This outstanding collection of traditional fiddle music from the Scottish Borders was recorded from the playing of Tom Hughes of Jedburgh between 1978 and 1980. The CD was compiled and edited by Peter Shepheard. This CD is the same CD as the accompanying one that goes with the book.
Although Tom’s style includes many characteristic Scottish elements, it is quite different from any mainstream fiddle style or the dominant fiddle style of Scotland’s North East. Through Tom’s playing we are able to gain an insight into an old, traditional, fiddle style stretching back through Tom’s family well into the 1800s.
A companion book with sixty newly transcribed tunes from Tom Hughes' Border Fiddle repertoire is available on this website under Fiddle - individual composers.