Young Tarves fiddler makes his mark

Fiddle playing brothers George and Stuart Davidson.
Fiddle playing brothers George and Stuart Davidson.

A young Tarves fiddler was runner-up at the recent Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship at Blair Castle.

Apprentice electrician George Davidson, 18, was invited to compete at the event when his talent was spotted earlier this year.

His mother Carolyn said: “It was an elite event. Competitiors had three sets to play and there were three judges who are well up on the fiddle scene - some previous fiddle championship winners.

“It was an open event so I got to see him perform. I was very proud.”

George has been playing for nine years and is being taught by acclaimed North-east fiddler Paul Anderson.

Talent for the instrument runs throughout the Davidson family.

Brother Stuart, 15, who attends Meldrum Academy, won the all-Scotland junior competition at the recent Perth Accordion and Fiddle Festival.