Blazin’ Fiddles (SCO)

When Blazin’ Fiddles began in 1998, the immediate plan was to demonstrate some of the many fiddle styles of the Scots Highland traditions. But the band met such approval that they decided to continue. As the name indicates, fiddles are to the fore, and in Blazin’ Fiddles they are played by Jenna Reid,  Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey, each representing a traditional style from their respective home regions. On piano it’s Angus Lyon, on guitar Anna Massie, familiar from her previous appearances at Tønder Festival, supplying eminent back-up to Blazin’ Fiddles’ many violins. The repertoire covers both traditional and newly-composed music, delivered with an intensity and power that comes from four top violinists on stage. Blazin’ Fiddles have made seven albums, the most recent being The Key from 2017. The band has been on the concert trail, touring with, among others, Karen Matheson and Emily Smith as special guests. The band have won several prizes, among them three at Scots Trad Music Awards: Live Act of the Year, Album of the Year and Folk Band of The Year. Their only Danish festival concert in 2022.