Artist Profiles: Bruce MacGregor

Bruce MacGregor

Bruce MacGregor hails from Inverness and is a player equally at home with the rugged strathspey or the tender slow air. He has combined the qualities of both East and West coast styles in an invigorating and expressive individualistic style. Bruce was originally taught by the late, great, Donald Riddell CBE. He has since gone on to develop a style that captures the very essence of Highland fiddle music.

As well as being the founder of Blazin’ Fiddles, Bruce plays with the Gaelic group Cliar. He also worked as a producer and presenter for BBC Radio Scotland. His programs on early 19th century Highland fiddler Captain Simon Fraser and “The Strathspey King” – James Scott Skinner won him two awards at the international Celtic Film and TV Festival in 2000 and 2001.

His debut solo CD, Loch Ness, contains a mixture of his own compositions and those of his mentor, Donald Riddell and was received with much critical acclaim.

Discography with Blazin’ Fiddles

Fire On! (2002)
The Old Style (2004)
Magnificent Seven (2005)
Blazin’ Fiddles Live (2007)
Thursday Night in the Caley (2011)
Six (2014)
North (2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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