Chuck Fleming



He currently teaches ‘Fiddle’ and Mandolin, privately from home, covering a broad range of styles, with all ages of pupils. In the last few years he has played festivals and clubs in England with the mighty singer and melodeon player Benny Graham. He provides the musical accompaniment for country dancing in schools’ workshops in association with caller Burt Hunter.
In the recent past he has been engaged by the Folkworks organisation at the Caedomon Hall Gateshead and The Sage Gateshead as a workshop leader mainly in Fiddle tuition and as a Band workshop leader. In 2006, he presented his ‘Travelling Fiddle’ workshop to foreign students at Newcastle Univeristy Summer School and at Auchencruive College, Paisley University, for the Common Ground organisation.




Chuck played on two JSD Band albums in the 1970s: Country of the Blind (Regal Zonophone, 1971) and Travelling Days (Cube Records Hifly 14, 1973) and
and on a later band release: Pastures of Plenty (CDLDL 1274, 1998).

He made an album with Gerry Kale Shake Loose the Border (Black Crow Records (CRO 209) in 1985:

1 Farewell to Meerut / The Midlothian Pipe Band / Mount Stewart House
2 The Leeries Air
3 Too Long Out (In the Sun)
4 Wild Rose of the Mountain
5 Glen Grant / Farewell to Edinburgh
6 Roundabout
7 Marquis of Huntly / Welcome Charlie Stuart / Marry Me Now
8 Shark
9 Shake Loose the Border

Chuck also made a compact cassette Chuck Fleming Solo (NC001) in 1993.

Chuck plays violin and viola on the album Pete Wood, John o’ Greenfield, released in 1994 on cassette, CD in 2000, with Pete Wood, song, JohnnyHandle, Accordion and Piano and The Keelers, Choruses.

Other releases include:

Fiddlers 5 – with Marie Fielding, John McCusker, John Martin and Brian McNeill playing solo Mount Stewart House, Lady Madeline Sinclair, The Bungalow (Temple Records COMD2044)

LYRA CELTICA with Lynn Tocker and Frank McGuire (Own Label, LC001)

The Blair Tapes. Recordings from Blairgowrie Folk Festival 1986-1995 with various others, Ericht Trust ETCD01 (CD, UK, 2000)

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