Since their formation in 1991, the “flying fiddles and furious talent” of Fiddlers’ Bid have astounded audiences all over the world with their expressive, high energy music and performance.
Fiddlers’ Bid have performed at some of the largest folk festivals in the world including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, USA 2003 and have had two hugely successful tours of Australia and Tasmania, performing at venues such as Melbourne Concert Hall and Sydney Opera House. One tour earned the band a nomination for ‘Best Contemporary Music Presentation’ at a national music award ceremony in Australia.
The band, who write many of their tunes, have taken the many varied and authentic traditions of Shetland and breathed new and dynamic life into them, while, where appropriate skilfully weaving them together with influences from other countries and traditions to create a unique and highly energised musical landscape, instantly recognisable as their own while also staying true to their roots.
Two members of the band, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, are no strangers to Celtic Colours fans, and we're happy to have them back and to welcome the rest of the crew along with them.