Sadly, due to close personal bereavement, Bruce will be unable to perform in Friday night’s Blazin’ Fiddles’ gig. The rest of the band are sad to be missing him, but looking forward to returning to one of our favourite venues for a night of fired up craic and tunes!
One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 and are still raising roofs far and wide well over two decades later.
Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the Blazers pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music, into a single show.
The four-fiddle frontline of Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orkney’s Kristan Harvey ignites atop second-to-none accompaniment from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon. Whatever the hall – whether of the Highland village or Royal Albert variety – they’ll turn it into the liveliest and warmest of hootenannies, setting the hearts of their audience alight.
Multiple winners of Scotland’s Folk Band of the Year – most recently in 2019 – the six-piece have long been one of country’s foremost and most recognisable folk groups, touring far beyond their deep northern roots.
“The band’s passion is gloriously infectious… a much loved staple on the Scots traditional scene for the past 20 years” – Songlines
“An ensemble of class and distinction” – Fatea
“Infectious, enlivening and irresistible euphoria” – Folk Radio UK
“Music like this is a reminder why Hogmanay celebrations are such fun.” – London Evening Standard
“Bursting with joie de vivre and personality” – Songlines
“The Led Zeppelin of the folk world” – The Scotsman
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