Black Cuillin: Album of the Year 2023

Black Cuillin awarded ‘Album of the Year 2023’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

After many weeks of anticipation and a public vote, we are thrilled to hear of Duncan’s latest album, Black Cuillin, being voted as ‘Album of the Year 2023’.  Thank you so very much for everyone who has taken the time to vote, to buy tickets for live performances and supporting us through listening / buying the music.  It really is so very much appreciated.

You can view a selection of tracks from the album and watch a wonderful evening celebrating our music and culture on the BBC iPlayer – Na Trads – 2023.  The programme features an all star line up including Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Amy Laurenson and Mànran – as well as insight to all nominees and awards from this special evening.  Huge thanks to Simon Thoumire and Hands up for Trad for their tireless work and for shinning the light on our music, language and culture.

Enjoy the music ….

BBC Radio 4: Crossing the Cuillin Mountains

Robert Macfarlane will present the first in a beautiful two part series which follows a journey along the Cuillin Ridge (info via BBC Website here).  Duncan is honoured to have music from Black Cuillin incorporated in this production, along with newly written songs and melodies written with Julie Fowlis, Donald Shaw and Robert Macfarlane.

Listen to Part 1 on BBC Sounds / Radio 4 / scheduled at 4pm (GMT) 19 September 2023
Part 2 to be broadcast 4pm (GMT) 26 September 2023.

Enjoy the music….

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023

Don’t miss Duncan Chisholm headlining the Grassroots Stage at Belladrum Festival on Saturday 29 July 2023!

USA Tour – with Julie Fowlis

Duncan performs with Julie Fowlis during her fall tour in the USA, October 2022.  Dates and details are available on ‘live’ page.  A much anticipated tour for the musicians and audience.  Enjoy the music….


Keep an eye on Duncan’s socials for regular posting of music and landscape over the coming weeks.  Duncan will post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

You can watch and listen by following Duncan on social channels – using #TuneWithAView;
Twitter = @DuncanWChisholm
Instagram = @duncanchisholm
Facebook = @DuncanChisholmFiddle

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Duncan Chisholm Live at the Kelvingrove, BBC Alba / Celtic Connections 2021

Duncan Chisholm and the Scottish Ensemble perform on BBC Alba tonight at 9pm as part of the opening night celebrations for Celtic Connections 2021.

Duncan Chisholm, Jarlath Henderson, Innes Watson, Hamish Napier and Donald Hay – with the superb strings of the Scottish Ensemble perform at the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

After a year of distance and disappointments, we send huge congratulations and thanks to the Celtic Connections team for bringing us this ambitious programme of ticketed digital performances. See the full programme and ticket links here.

Enjoy the music ….

2020 has been the most challenging of years for everyone.   We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many of you who have continued to support artists throughout the year by engaging with artists online and / or by purchasing their music.   
We are delighted that #CovidCeilidh has been nominated for ‘Online Performance of 2020‘ at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. 

#CovidCeilidh started with a call from Duncan on social media to other musicians around the world to post an acoustic track whenever they could, in order to bring people together through music, to comfort and reassure people who might be feeling isolated or vulnerable. The response was incredible with thousands of tracks being posted from all around the world and millions of views. What was especially gratifying to Duncan were the messages of thanks from people who genuinely felt relief and were uplifted by listening to the music as they were navigating their own journey through the pandemic.

The awards ceremony, Na Trads 2020, will be broadcast on BBC Alba on Saturday, 12 December 2020 where the award winners will be announced along with specially recorded music performances.  

Good luck to all nominees and a huge thank you to those who voted.

Folk on Foot – Festival 3: Together Again

Monday 31st August 2020 at 2pm will see the start of the ‘Folk on Foot – Festival 3:  Together Again’.

Host, Matthew Bannister – and the wonderful Team at Folk on Foot have undertaken a massive fundraising challenge with a view to supporting ‘Help Musicians UK’ and the musicians who contribute to these festivals – collectively, they have lost all or part of their livelihoods during the coronavirus lockdown.  Folk on Foot will present the third festival in their series on bank holiday Monday, the 31 August 2020.  Titled ‘Together Again’, as a nod to the very welcomed light relaxation to guidelines, giving the opportunity to meet with small numbers of friends and musicians to play music and connect.

Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis and Èamon Doorley will perform at a beautiful, discreet Highland location for ‘Together Again’.  Folk on Foot – Festival 3 will provide a very rare opportunity to see and hear new performances and collaborations from a programme of incredible musicians.  For details on how to view / donate – please visit the ‘Folk on Foot’ website by clicking here.

Enjoy the music….


A new collaborative piece from Duncan Chisholm and Donald Shaw, beautifully accompanied by members of The Scottish Session Orchestra (Clockwork Sessions).
Donald Shaw has written this beautiful melody which is superbly portrayed on this recording through the evocative fiddle playing of Duncan Chisholm. Recorded at the City Halls, Glasgow this track is sensitively layered with accompanying strings provided by the acclaimed Clockwork Sessions; a world class ensemble comprising the principal players from Scotland’s leading orchestras.

March 2020

As we navigate these difficult times and in absence of live music performances being able to go ahead, Duncan is promoting #COVIDCeilidh on social channels – Instagram / Facebook / Twitter.  With a view to staying connected and providing a positive focus for family, friends, for those feeling vulnerable or isolated, for everyone to listen to and enjoy short but perfectly formed music clips from the strong, solid traditional music scene in Scotland and from musical friends around the world.

Please join us using the #COVIDCeilidh on social media.

Enjoy the music….