Clifford (Ciffie) Carter is a lifelong resident of Samsonville in Richmond County. He has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and has played with all the best fiddlers on the island including Buddy MacMaster, Kinnon Beaton and Winston Scotty Fitzgerald. In 1954 he recorded with Winston. More recently he has played sessions with J.P. Cormier. He also plays fiddle and mandolin and takes part in the Judique Guitar Society sessions. "Ciffie" is in demand as both an accompanist and soloist. This year at Celtic Colours he will be playing with Richmond County fiddler and dancer Allie Mombourquette.