Shetland’s Fiddlers’ Bid will headline a Main Auditorium concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Fiddlers’ Bid formed during playing lunchtime sessions at high school. Fiddlers’ Bid share a bond going back more than 25 years and since the very beginning, their island’s unique musical heritage has been at the center of what they do.
Fiddlers Bid’ will be joined at Celtic Connections by Finnish seven-piece ensemble Frigg, who are similarly led by four contemporary masters of proud native fiddle traditions. Frigg’s latest album is 2017’s Frost on Fiddles.
Both bands will play individually before a spectacular joint finale.
Fiddlers’ Bid with Frigg
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Fiddlers’ Bid is internationally respected as a leading exponent of their unique musical heritage and rich fiddle tradition. Global ambassadors for Shetland, this dynamic four-fiddle front line joins with a powerhouse of piano, bass, guitar and Scottish harp to create a ‘display of stunning virtuosity’.
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 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in USA and have had two hugely successful tours of Australia and Tasmania, performing at the 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.
Their album Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer was the Greentrax best-selling album of 2002 and Naked and Bare received acclaimed reviews.
Around the World (Fiddlers’ Bid, 1994)
Hamnataing (Greentrax Recordings, 1998)
Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer (Greentrax Recordings, 2001)