Alexander Walker Day - Sun 15th July 2018

posted 25 Jun 2018, 14:26 by Peter Duffus   [ updated 8 Jul 2018, 13:17 ]
The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention is holding its conference in Aberdeen this year.

On the last Sunday, 15th July, there is to be a celebration of the life and music of Alexander Walker, the gardener from Newe Castle who published a collection of 196 fiddle tunes in 1866

For more details of Alexander Walker  click on name

There will be a 'Fiddle Bus' out from Aberdeen, workshops, 'Fiddle Walks' and a concert at Glenbuchat Hall at 4.30pm. Details noted above and  by contacting NAFCO web site at:

Details of Fiddle Bus

As part of the NAFCO

Alexander Walker Day

Sunday 15th July 2018


A bus will run from Aberdeen to Glenbuchat

It leaves the Lemon Tree at 9.30am and returns to Aberdeen leaving Glenbuchat about 6.30pm


On the bus will be a guide to the heritage of Alexander Walker and Paul Anderson the well-known fiddler who will play relevant tunes at 3 stops on the way.


To book and more details


Details of Castle Newe Fiddle Walk

There will be a walk of 1-2 miles on the flat, around the site of the now demolished Castle Newe

and the home of Alexander Walker

Jonny Hardie will play some Alexander Walker

tunes at relevant points along the way. A heritage guide will also point out the background to the tunes.

Also at 2pm, for the more energetic, is a walk up Ben Newe our local (fairly steep ) hill with a 'musical conspectus' viewing point from the top. Walkers will be accompanied by a Fiddler

Meet at Glenbuchat 2pm, transport available.

Book at Glenbuchat hall on the day or


Fiddle Concert

Glenbuchat Hall, Glenbuchat
£10/£5 (under 16s)

Glenbuchat’s recently renovated village hall, fast gaining a reputation as a red-hot ceilidh spot, sees the cream of North-East Scotland’s fiddle talent
come out, with Paul Anderson, Sharon Hassan and Jonny Hardie linking up for a day of workshops, walks and an early-evening concert celebrating
the tunes and life of 19th century fiddle player and composer, Alexander Walker, and his contemporaries. Our Nova Scotian guest artists will bring an
international flavour to the event, joining the home and music of Walker’s later-life, with the landscape and traditions of his youth.

If you wish to make a car outing to see the birthplace of Alexander Walker and some sites related to his tunes click on the link below for the pages at Glenbuchat Heritage Web Site