Clarinet king Tommy records more favourites

An Ellon musician’s love of the clarinet has prompted him to bring out another CD of his favourite tunes.

Tommy Sutherland, who belongs to Shetland but has lived in the North-east for around 30 years, has released a 16-track compilation of big band and easy listening music.

Ellon musician Tommy Sutherland who has brought out a second CD of his favourite tunes.

Ellon musician Tommy Sutherland who has brought out a second CD of his favourite tunes.

Among them are Perdido, Come Fly With Me, You Light Up My Life, What A Wonderful World and When I Need You.

“At Last...Take Two” took Tommy about five months to record. Earlier this year he brought out “At Last”, which featured more of his favourite music.

Tommy, 73, told the Times: “People have been asking be to bring out another CD and I have plenty music to choose from to do another one.

“I just love the clarinet and as long as I’m playing, I have not ruled out doing a third CD.

“I think there is a niche for folk who like this older type music.”

Tommy, who still has strong musical connections with his native Lerwick, said: “It’s just something I wanted to do. I look on it as a sort of keepsake in a way.”

The musician has been a popular figure in the local band scene for many years.

His latest CD was recorded at RSD Studio in Turriff and is on sale for £9.99. It is available from JRD Equipment in Ellon.