Duncan Chisholm

Chisholm is a master at reflecting landscapes and geographical features in compositions, both original and borrowed, and his fiddle playing, melodically true with an almost tangible Highland soulfulness, conveys not only a sense of topography but the emotions these places stir in himThe Herald

Dubbed ‘the new sound of traditional Scotland’, fiddle player Duncan Chisholm plays authentic Highland music accompanied by a selection of Scottish artists.

Born in Inverness, Duncan Chisholm is widely considered one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional Highland music, with fiddle playing inspired by Scotland’s dramatic landscapes and weather. He has released several solo albums, including the stunning Sandwood in 2018, named after a remote bay in Sutherland on Scotland’s far northwest coast. His 2012 album Affric was longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award and took its influence from the majestic wilderness of Glen Affric near Loch Ness.

Performing with Duncan will be Hamish Napier (keys), Jarlath Henderson (pipes & whistles), Innes Watson (guitar) and James Mackintosh (percussion).

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival

Date & time: Saturday 7 August 2021 | 20:00 (1 hr 15mins approx)

Tickets: £26 (Concessions available)

Venue: Old College Quad, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


In the Tradition is presented in collaboration with Celtic Connections and University of Edinburgh.

Supported by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

07 08 2021
20:00 — 21:15 (1h 15′)

Edinburgh International Festival

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