The Livingston Fiddlers were formed in 1979 by the late Douglas Anderson. Initially a small group of six friends we would meet in Douglas's house for music and the warm hospitality of Douglas and his wife Aileen, still the group's pianist. Enlargement of the group meant we had to find an alternative practise venue and we now meet in St. Andrews church hall, Deans. The group currently consists of some seventeen members.
Early highlights for the group included:
National Mod fiddle group competition (joint first)
Daily Record Golden Fiddle awards.
Playing for HM the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at their visit to Livingston for its 1987 silver jubilee celebrations.
Glasgow garden festival 1988 including radio interview.
We have hosted sell out fiddle rallys in Livingston in 2000, 2002 and 2004.
We play regularly for local groups and clubs.