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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.