The Blas Festival, which takes place between 7 – 15 September 2018, celebrates the culture, traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland. Duncan will perform with folk-rock band Wolfstone as they make a rare appearance on Highland soil when they perform in Lochinver on Friday 14 September. For full box office details, please visit […]
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Twenty years ago this summer, the first issue of Penguin Eggs surfaced on the Internet. This publication continues to be bursting with features, interviews, news and reviews from the traditional scene and the current summer special 20th Anniversary Issue (No.78) is no exception. Read Roddy Campbell’s full review of Sandwood, accessible via the publication here, as […]
Duncan has been invited to perform at the Millenium Hall, Egerton toward the end of October 2018. Known for its triennial summer music festival, Egerton continues to invite musicians to perform between festivals whilst promoting the arts in the Kent area. Duncan will perform as part of a quartet including Conal McDonagh, Ali Hutton and Megan […]
In midsummer week, BBC Radio 3 enters one of the most potent sources of the human imagination. Into the Forest (BBC R3 daily between 630-9am, 18 – 22 June) explores the enchantment, escape and magical danger of the forest in summer, with slow radio moments featuring the sounds of the forest, allowing time out from today’s […]
RUNRIG: THE LAST DANCE Duncan is thrilled to be performing with Julie Fowlis at Runrig’s The Last Dance concerts in Stirling on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August. Duncan has been a huge fan of Runrig over their career and feels privileged to be a part of this weekend, celebrating Runrig, their music, and their legacy. […]
Sandwood is now on general release, available to buy / stream / download, worldwide. Please do visit our ‘Shop‘ where you can purchase the album in CD or download format. Enjoy the music….
We are delighted to let you know that Sandwood will be on general release, available to buy / stream / download, worldwide from Friday 27 April 2018. For those of you who are keen to listen now, please do visit our ‘Shop’ where you can purchase the album in CD or download format. Enjoy the […]
We are delighted to announce additional tour dates as Duncan presents music from the new album in venues and festivals throughout the U.K. and beyond. Duncan and the band look forward to performing in the north of England during June 2018 in Reeth, Ulverston and Manchester. Please see our Live page for ticket information. Thank […]
14-18 NOW have unveiled their 2018 season of extraordinary arts events focusing on WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. This programme of events features brand new artworks by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists which will be presented during the lead up to Armistice Day 2018. As part of this significant programme of events 14-18 NOW have […]
The world premiere of Bothy Culture & Beyond; a music-vision-dance-bike spectacular featuring The GRIT Orchestra and Danny MacAskill will be performed at The Hydro, Glasgow on Saturday, January 27th as part of the Celtic Connections Festival 2018. The GRIT Orchestra presented their unforgettable debut at the opening concert of Celtic Connections 2015. Comprising around 80 […]
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.