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Bearsden Fiddlers were formed in 1972,

and from relatively small beginnings,

now have a thriving membership of

around 50 players. We meet to practise

every Tuesday evening at Cairns Church,

and also play a number of gigs

throughout the season from September

to May. Our annual Fiddlers Rally is held

in Milngavie Town Hall every November.




Our conductor is Allan MacDougall.

Allan plays a number of instruments,

and very much enjoys arranging music

for the Fiddlers. He says he has two aims

for Bearsden Fiddlers - to help them to

play as well as possible and to make sure

that while doing this, they, and our

audiences, have an enjoyable time.

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Originally from Greenock,

Charlie macpherson is the

leader of the Bearsden Fiddlers.

He has been a member since 1981.

Charlie makes violins and to date

has made over eighteen. 

He also composes music,

mainly in traditional Scottish style.

many of his compositions have won

1st prize in tune writing competitions

across scotland.



Amy Lewis, our Deputy Leader and

Deputy Musical Director is an

award winning young fiddler.

She is a full time nurse, wife and mother,

but still finds time to play.

She and Allan have been performing as a

duo for over 15 years, and have raised

over £15,000 for charity,

through the sale of their CD's.




Adrian Finnerty , our accompanist 

is a teacher, lecturer, composer, pianist,

organist and examiner who lives

just outside Glasgow. Formerly,

Head of Creative Arts, he has been

responsible for COORDINATING and

delivering a variety of staff development

activities, workshops and in-service

courses for teachers, as well as

being the Principal Assessor for Higher

Music with the Scottish Qualifications