Blazin' Fiddles

This article is from 2009.

Blazin' Fiddles

New face among the fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles first appeared on the Scottish folk scene for a series of concerts at the old Highland Festival a decade ago. They were supposedly only getting together as a one-off project, but proved such a success that they became a fixture. Duncan Chisholm left the original line-up early on, but the band otherwise remained remarkably stable given how busy they all are.

Earlier this year they announced their first major personnel changes in over a decade. Fiddler Aidan O’Rourke decided to step down in order to concentrate on his other main project, the increasingly in-demand Lau, and guitarist Marc Clement also opted to focus on other projects.

The band moved quickly to secure a top-class replacement, and went for a musician who plays both guitar and fiddle. Multi-instrumentalist Anna Massie took her place alongside fiddlers Catriona MacDonald, Bruce MacGregor, Iain MacFarlane and Allan Henderson, and pianist Andy Thorburn in the new line-up in May.

Brunton Theatre, 17 & 18 Aug, 7.30pm, £14.50 (£12.50); Queen’s Hall, 19 Aug, 10pm, £15 (£13).

Blazin' Fiddles

Contemporary fiddle band from the Highlands and Islands who've been called 'the Led Zeppelin of the folk world' and 'the U2 of their genre'.

Dougie MacLean and Blazin' Fiddles in Concert with the Feisean Lochabair Ceilidh Trail

Two acts with superstar status on the Scottish folk scene team up for a joint concert as part of the Blas Festival, with support coming from the young musicians of the Feisean Lochabair Ceilidh Trail. 'Part of Blas Festival'.

Blazin' Fiddles

Scotland's award-winning group Blazin' Fiddles draw the distinct flavour of fiddle music from various regions of the highlands and islands. From solo to ensemble sets, the act comes together in a fiery blend that raises the roof.

Blazin' Fiddles

From remote village halls to the Royal Albert 'Village' Hall, Blazin' Fiddles have delighted audiences with fiddle music and tales. From solo to ensemble sets, they all come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof.

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