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Much excitement at the Copperfish Records office as we announce tour dates in Scotland, England and Wales during September 2019. Having brought 2018 to a close presented with two Scots Trad Music Awards; Album of the Year for Sandwood and Composer of the Year for Duncan, we are thrilled to be able to answer the many […]
We are very excited to announce that Duncan has been invited to perform his music at the National Celtic Festival (NCF) – Portarlington, Australia!!! This visit to Victoria will be the first time Duncan has performed in the Australian territory and he is thrilled to be performing live to new international audiences. As well as […]
Details coming soon of three week Duncan Chisholm tour in September 2019 – as well as summer festival news!
Watch this space for live performance information for 2019 to be announced very soon!
Sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to attend live performances or listened to music from Duncan’s album Sandwood over recent months. Thanks also for the support offered through nominations and voting at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Duncan is honoured to have been awarded the prestigious Album of the Year […]
You can vote now for your preferences amongst a selection of world-class musical talent shortlisted for the Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Duncan is honoured to have been nominated within two categories at this year’s awards. Duncan Chisholm within the Composer of the Year category – and his latest release Sandwood has been shortlisted within the Album of […]
Duncan has been invited to perform as part of the the first Festival of Small Halls which will take place around Skye and Lochalsh over eight days, towards the end of November 2018. This is a multi-art form winter festival, bringing big music to small halls. People, place and performance are the themes of this […]
Hands up for Trad have opened nominations for the 2018 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Celebrating excellence in traditional music, these awards honour artists, instrumentalists, composers and singer-songwriters. This awards ceremony includes a wealth of categories that encompass all aspects of traditional music. Be sure to take a moment to nominate your favourite acts […]
On 27 January 2019, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness will host ‘An Treas Suaile’ (The Third Wave) which Duncan was commissioned to write with fellow musician Julie Fowlis. Late on New Year’s Eve 1918, HMY Iolaire set sail from Kyle of Lochalsh carrying nearly 300 seamen home to the Isle of Lewis after the war. The […]
Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers; Duncan’s music contains the rarest of chemistries, a glorious combination of invention, tenderness and passion. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan’s feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music.
Winner of the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Album of the Year’ for his latest studio album Sandwood, Duncan creates music which is sumptuously layered and awash with dazzling colours, textures and rhythms. It is music that requires no introductions or programme notes to carry you on its journey. The sound may be traditional but this is 21st Century traditional music which is sophisticated, exhilarating and meltingly beautiful.
Duncan’s well-established musical career has taken him throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, both through his solo work and while playing with other musicians and bands.
With such a personal interest in and connection to the Highland landscape that so deeply inspires him, Duncan has worked hard to instil great pride and passion into recording musical masterpieces influenced by Scotland’s wild places.
“My creative world widens with each passing year and the possibilities for self-expression are limitless. Enjoy the music.” Duncan Chisholm.