Claire White

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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.