Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm

Scottish fiddler extraordinaire Duncan Chisholm is one of the country’s most recognised and accomplished players and composers.

He plays regularly with gaelic singing sensation Julie Fowlis, and with his own well-known folk rock band Wolfstone which, incidentally, can lay claim to being the first ever act to perform at Celtic Connections in 1994.  Duncan was nominated within the ‘Musician of the Year’ category in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and to winning Scots Trad Album of the Year Award in 2014 for his album Live at Celtic Connections.

Duncan will perform his highly rhythmical and powerfully personal selection of music along with the brilliant and accomplished talents of both Matheu Watson (guitar) and Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whistles).  Jarlath played at the Shetland Folk Festival in 2012 with Ross Ainslie, and Matheu Watson attended the festival in 2011 when he played with the Fred Morrison Trio.

Their performances combine traditional and contemporary tunes, gripping stories of Scotland’s ancient Chisholm clan lands and irrepressible humour.