I’m from Shetland and have been playing fiddle for more than thirty years. I learned much of what I know from the late, great Dr Tom Anderson, and have travelled worldwide performing and teaching music. With my fiddle on my back, I’ve so far visited Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sardinia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, Ireland and the UK.
I currently perform in line-ups including Blyde Lasses, Danse McCabre and Shetland’s Heritage Fiddlers. In 2016 and 2017 I was honoured to curate Shetland Fiddle Frenzy, an annual celebration of our aert-kent music culture. For the past eight years I’ve been writing award-winning Shetland-themed songs and find myself increasingly drawn to stories of historic events, particularly those involving women.
Betty Mouat’s Sang - film financial support and website assistance - Shetland Amenity Trust
Marketing partnership - Promote Shetland
CD booklet financial support - Shetland Forwirds
Website building services - NB Communication
With thanks to Tim Matthew and Jonathan Ritch at Shetland Arts for audio recording, editing and mastering
Photography and album graphics - Louise Bichan
With thanks to Alison Smith for administrative support - Maxwell Music
Music research assistance - Shetland Museum and Archives
Betty Mouat’s Sang filming assistance - The Swan Trust
Music support - The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen