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Fergie: Memoirs of a Musical Legend Fergie MacDonald

Fergie: Memoirs of a Musical Legend

Fergie MacDonald

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781841582849
Hardcover
175 pages
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 About the Book 

Fergie MacDonald is well known for his broadcasts on Gaelic radio in Scotland and Ireland. In addition to regular music slots, he is also in demand as a contributor to BBC Radio Gaidheals early morning current affairs programme. circumstances of hisMoreFergie MacDonald is well known for his broadcasts on Gaelic radio in Scotland and Ireland. In addition to regular music slots, he is also in demand as a contributor to BBC Radio Gaidheals early morning current affairs programme. circumstances of his early life which introduced him to the rich musical tradition of which he is still a master exponent- his university days in Glasgow and National Service and the years spent touring throughout the United Kingdom and abroad with his band. The 1960s were Fergies heyday, with the pinnacle of his success occurring in 1966, when The Loch Maree Islands hit number one in the Scottish charts. by personal problems, but instead of glossing over this period, he continues his story frankly, telling of his divorce and the alcoholism that forced him to give up playing and try his hand at other enterprises. It was clay pigeon shooting that finally helped him quit his habit and led him back to playing again. In the late 1980s Fergie the Band Leader was reborn and continues to tour with his players today.