ScotStringNZ: Teachers

22 - 29 April 2017

ScotString NZ


Dougie Lawrence

Hailing from Buckie in Banffshire, at the age of 12 Dougie was introduced to Hector MacAndrew, one of the greatest exponents of Scottish fiddle playing. He went on to become MacAndrew’s most distinguished pupil, winning every major fiddle competition. In tribute to Hector, Douglas performed the slow air “Robert Cormack” with Yehudi Menuhin – an event talked of to this day.

On graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and Drama, Dougie spent twenty years performing, touring and recording with the Scottish National Orchestra. He has broadcast regularly on television and radio. Not only highly regarded as a performer, he is much in demand as an adjudicator and teacher.

Gordon Gunn has been described as “one of the most exciting and innovative fiddle players of the times.” Born and brought up in Wick, Caithness, he was a founding member of Scottish group Session A9, who were voted best live act at the 2012 Trad Awards. Whilst working with Session A9, he also tours with Session A9’s Brian McAlpine on keyboards.

Gordon is a respected fiddle tutor, composer, session musician and producer, in demand teaching fiddle and group work classes all over the world. His playing has featured on more than 50 albums, including two of his own – “Shoreside” and “Wick to Wickham”.


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!