Pete Clark was born and raised in Dunfermline, but has made his home in highland Perthshire, not far from where the great Scottish fiddler Niel Gow lived over two centuries ago. A former tutor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Pete continues to perform, compose, record, and to teach privately. He directs his own fiddle courses in Birnam, coaches and conducts the Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society and is founder and director of the annual Niel Gow Festival. Pete is a regular contributor to the quarterly “Fiddler Magazine”, and guest lecturer on the fiddle music of Scotland at the University of St Andrews. He has previously performed and taught in Canada and the U.S. and has adjudicated at various fiddle competitions over the years. For his most recent recording, “Niel Gow’s Fiddle”(released November 2017), Pete used a very old Italian fiddle which once belonged to Niel Gow. (Profits from sales of this album will go towards the creation of a memorial to Gow in the village of Dunkeld.)
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