ScotStringNZ: Teachers

21 – 27 April 2018

ScotString NZ


Dougie Lawrence

Gregor grew up near Inverness in the Scottish highlands and started fiddle lessons with Donald Riddell at the age of 9. After several years and success in fiddle competitions all over Scotland, Donald sent him to continue his studies with Hector MacAndrew, an acclaimed fiddler in the north-eastern tradition. Both his teachers inspired and influenced his great love of highland pipe marches and stirring strathspeys.

After moving to Edinburgh, Gregor played, toured and recorded with many great bands and artists - Kathryn Tickell, Davy Steele, Jim Malcolm and Burach, to name just a few. He now has his own teaching studio in Edinburgh, runs annual fiddle weeks in stunning locations, teaches at clubs all around Scotland and is in demand as a guest instructor at fiddle schools as far afield as the USA and New Zealand.


Gordon Gunn


Brian McAlpine


"Through his brilliant duo with fiddler Ruaridh Campbell, his work with the marvellously pigeonhole-resistant Halton Quartet and his achievements as producer on myriad recordings, accordionist and keyboard player Angus Lyon is one of the traditional music scene’s most creative talents.” – The Herald (UK).

Angus is a musician, producer & composer based in Scotland. He is a member of Blazin’ Fiddles & The Halton Quartet who has also recorded & performed alongside Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Paul McCartney, Bobby McFerrin, Craig Armstrong, Blue Rose Code, Eliza Carthy, Matt Costa, Bella Hardy & many more!