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Friday 1 October @ 7.30 pm
Caird Hall Leisure & Communities Present

Fiddlers’ Bid are internationally acclaimed as perhaps Scotland’s most exciting and dynamic fiddle band. Hailing from Shetland, they are a veritable furnace of four incredibly fiddle players – Chris Stout, Kevin Henderson, Maurice Henderson and Andrew Gifford - additionally powered by a rhythm engine-room of guitar, piano and bass, while the band also features arguably the nations’ most exciting and diverse clarsach (harp) player Catriona McKay.

Fiddler’s Bid’s latest album ‘All Dressed in Yellow’ won ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the 2009 Scottish Traditional Music Awards and ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ 2009 on the folk music website ‘Spiral

The Young Trad Tour 2010 is a showcase for the cream of the new generation of Scottish musicians and as well as being highly talented solo performers, the sound they create as a band is energetic, dynamic and full of promise for the tradition they carry. They are all finalists and winners of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year award organised by Hands Up for Trad which takes place each year at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow

There’s a real powerhouse of Scottish fiddling in this band led by this year’s winner Daniel Thorpe, who, along with last year’s winner, Ruairidh MacMillan create an unforgettable twin fiddle sound. Beautiful Gaelic airs and clarsach tunes from Mairi Chaimbeul from Skye and Hannah Phillips from Glasgow. From the Irish tradition comes Paddy Callaghan on accordion and harp (Glasgow) And not forgetting the big sound of the Highland pipes played in his inimitable style by Lorne MacDougall from Argyll joined this year by fellow piper, Kyle Warren from Helensburgh.

Tickets £17.50
Concessions £15
Under 16’s accompanied by an adult 18+ £7.50, 2nd child goes free
Bookings: Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434940 / www.cairdhall.co.uk

Peatbog Faeries

Saturday 2 October at 7.30pm


Based on the Isle of Skye, The Peatbog Faeries released their fifth album last summer and have played to audiences all over the world. In December 2008, the band won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards. A traditional style with Highland bagpipes, fiddle and whistles. Their music is contemporary with influences of various world music forms such as African, Jazz, Rock, Dance etc.

Tickets: £17
Concessions £15
Bookings: 01382 223530 / www.dundeerep.co.uk