Celtic Connections 2013

2 February 2013 †7:30PM

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fiddlers' Bid with Special Guests and support

'Shetland champions Fiddler’s Bid return hungrier than ever'

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Since their triumphant 20th anniversary concert at Celtic Connections 2011, individual members of Shetland champions Fiddler’s Bid have been busy with numerous other projects, from Kevin Henderson’s Nordic Fiddlers’ Bloc to Chris Stout and Catriona McKay’s collaboration with composer Sally Beamish, Seavaigers.

Such wide-ranging experience only replenishes the band’s primary love-affair with their native islands’ music – from the very old to the very new – and their appetite for playing together. Following huge critical acclaim for 2009’s All Dressed in Yellow, a new Bid album is currently in the works.

Recognised from the first as an outstanding traditional singer (as well as a gifted accordionist), Scotland’s Emily Smith has also won increasing praise for her sensitive contemporary covers and eloquent original songwriting. She’ll be previewing material from her forthcoming fifth album, due out in 2013.†

Age Restrictions: Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult.

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