Introduction to the book "Memories of a Musical Legend"
Fergie MacDonald has been Scotland's top ceilidh band leader for almost half a century. In this book Fergie provides a whole range of stories and anecdotes from his long and varied career, starting with his university days in Glasgow. National Service and the years spent touring throughout the United Kingdom and abroad with his band. The 1960s were Fergie's heyday, with the pinnacle of his success occurring in 1966, when 'The Loch Maree Islands' hit number one in the Scottish charts. During the 1970s Fergie slipped out of the public eye when his life was beset by personal problems and he gave up playing. In the late 1980s Fergie the Band Leader was re-born, and, much in demand, still continues to tour with his players today. Fergie's story Is living proof that staying power is a virtue and this book presents a marvellous insight into this uniquely talented man and the world of Scottish folk bands.
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