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Anne Neilson Fifesing CDs: Fife Traditional Singing Fest (21) RE: Fifesing CDs: Fife Traditional Singing Fest 27 Oct 13

The person you want to speak to, Joe, is Pete Shepheard: although English by birth, he studied at St Andrew's university in Fife and has lived in Scotland all these many years since.
He was interested early on in traveller singers and tradition bearers and founded the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) almost 50 years ago, along with the Blairgowrie Festival, and has been promoting the music ever since. He also runs a record label -- Springthyme.

Together with Tom Spiers and Arthur Watson (formerly of the great Aberdeen group The Gaugers) they began singing several years ago as Shepheard, Spiers and Watson and the Fifesing weekends sprang from this collaboration. The recordings were all made by Tom and the current squad of organisers include two other fine Fife-based singers, namely Chris Miles and Jimmy Hutchison.

The weekend itself is based in Collessie country park, which has camping facilities and a restaurant on site, but as the venue is relatively small -- just the right size for such a lovely singing event -- it's always advisable to book in advance.

Hope that helps.

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