Pete Clark

Pete Clark, performer, composer and teacher, lives in highland Perthshire, where he has many private students, coaches an enthusiastic weekly fiddle group in Dunkeld, and runs his own fiddle courses at the Birnam Institute. For 15 years Pete was a tutor in the Scottish music degree course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Born and raised in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Pete is now based in Perthshire not far from the birthplaces of two significant historical figures in traditional Scottish music, Niel Gow and Robert MacIntosh. He has peformed and recorded with many notable musicians including Dougie MacLean, Rod Paterson, and John Watt. In recent years he has presented workshops and master classes at Edinburgh’s annual fiddle festival, Stirling University Summer School, Celtic Connections in Glasgow,

Common Ground Scotland, and fiddle schools throughout Scotland and beyond. He has twice been on the adjudication panel at the annual Glenfiddich fiddle competition at Blair Castle.

Pete is also the founder and director of the Niel Gow Festival, which takes place annually in March in Dunkeld and Birnam. His strong and longstanding interest in the music of Niel Gow and other 18th- and 19th-century figures in the Scottish musical tradition has informed many of his numerous recordings. He is also part of Bring in the Spirit, a group of musicians focusing on the work of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns.

Pete last taught at Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School in 2004, and we are delighted to welcome him back.

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