Born and brought up near Inverness, Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players. He is renowned for his feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation that, along with his pure distilled tone, lend a characteristic spine-tingling magic to his performances. A mixture of textures, tones and atmospheres are always at the forefront of Duncan’s creative process while composing and arranging music and this carries through to his live performances.
Career highlights include duetting with Nicola Benedetti at London’s Guildhall, sharing the stage with some of Scotland’s finest musicians performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and his own sold out shows throughout the UK performing his Strathglass works. Duncan’s latest release, Live at Celtic Connections, was awarded Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in December 2014.
Duncan’s Strathglass Trilogy – Farrar, Canaich and Affric – is his musical representation of the ancient Chisholm Clan lands. He has a personal interest in and connection to these Highland glens, creating three individual yet connected musical works. This suite of fiddle music recordings, influenced by one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of Scotland, gives a solid representation of Duncan’s ability to get right to the heart of a tune and communicate the emotion behind it in a completely natural way.
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Sat 30 June, 8pm, Anstruther Town Hall | c. 75 mins | £12 / £5
Duncan Chisholm fiddle | Elias Quartet
Listen to Duncan playing Farewell To Uist, below:
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