Scottish band Fiddlers’ Bid will be performing Sat 15 January, 7:30pm at Celtic Connections 2011. There won’t be many bands this youthful celebrating 20 years together in 2011, but Fiddlers’ Bid first formed at school in Shetland, and the intervening decades have only deepened their mutual delight in the music of their native isles, while enriching their contribution to it.
With a hugely accomplished, formidably welded line-up of four fiddles, piano/clarsach, guitar and bass, their 2009 release All Dressed in Yellow won top honors in both the Scots Trad Music Awards and the Spiral Earth Awards.
The January 15 concert features a few special guests, including Japanese folk/pop outfit Humbert Humbert. All the way from small-town Texas – and sonically from as far back as the 1930s – the Quebe Sisters’ exquisite three-part harmonies and matching feisty fiddle work, buoyantly backed with guitar and bass, put an enchanting new spin on vintage Western Swing, country, jazz, bluegrass and cowboy tunes.
Fiddlers’ Bid Recordings available:
- In North America: Hamnataing, Naked & Bare, Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer
- In Europe: All Dressed in Yellow, Naked and Bare, Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer, Hamnataing
The Quebe Sisters recordings available:
Sat 15 January, 7:30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Celtic Connections tickets are available at:
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
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