Failté or Welcome to the website for the Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club!

History

The Club was started by Ian ("Cordovox") MacDonald in June 1983 following a meeting in Edinbane. Prior to that, competitions were held at a Music Festival in Dunvegan Hall which, one year, were judged by the late Bobby MacLeod. One of the winners from these competitions was Alasdair Henderson, Portree.

In the early days the guest artistes included:

  • David Bowen
  • Angus Fitchet
  • Bobby Crowe
  • Ian Powrie
  • Bill Black
  • Jennifer Forrest
  • Lex Keith

Our Club, in its present format was established in 1994 following a chance meeting between Ross MacPherson, our ex-Chairman and well-known accordionist, and Ian Morrison, the then local Registrar and lover of traditional music. Through their contacts in the world of Scottish Dance Music and accurate assessment of the extent of local interest in accordion and fiddle music, the Club was re-started following a break of over 10 years. The Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club has continued to grow in stature and popularity ever since!

 


The Club is run by an enthusiastic Committee comprising:

  • Ally K MacPherson, Chairman
  • Jim Campbell, Vice-Chairman
  • Maureen MacRaild, Treasurer
  • Linda Shaw, Secretary
  • Ellie MacPherson
  • Donald John Campbell
  • Julia Rudram
  • Jim Rennie

 


 

 

 







Isle of Skye (Photograph)