Blair Douglas

Music from the Isle of Skye

Who was Kate Martin?

She was a youth and community worker that I met in Portree in the late 1980s. I was touring with Arthur Cormack, Cailean MacLean and Shona MacDonald doing Skye: the Island and I came up with a waltz on the keyboard. Initially, I didn’t think it would work on the accordion but I was proved wrong… to me, the name fitted well - Kate Martin’s Waltz.