Fiddlers' Bid - Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer



Fiddlers' Bid is a sensational band. Their sound is quite unique and has been developed from Shetland's rich tradition of fiddle music but given a fresh approach by the four outstanding fiddlers, backed by acoustic guitar, bass and keyboards, Scottish harp.. & sheep!

"Stunningly tight arrangements, beautiful tone..." Scotland On Sunday.

Yarmin Yowes Return; Uyea Isle; Zander The Sander; Leaving Lerwick Harbour; Da Shaalds; Du's Bun Lang Awa An A'm Tocht Lang Ta See Dee; On The Wings Of A Skorie; Christine; The Sneug Water Waltz; Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer; The Pumping Bass; The Swan.

Fiddlers' Bid are now in their tenth year as a band and have had the same line-up since 1997. This, their 3rd album, comprises many traditional and contemporary tunes. Some of these are written by Band members but mainly they are from the Shetland Islands, where their roots lie. Over the years the Band has delighted audiences around the world with their dynamic, vibrant sound and earlier this year Fiddlers' Bid travelled all the way to Tasmania to take part in the 'Ten Days on the Island Festival', where they were a stunning success. They sold out all their albums in the first few days of the Festival!

Anyone who has seen this Band 'live' will agree they are sensational. With four outstanding fiddlers, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards and Scottish harp they create an exhilarating sound. It is difficult not to leap to your feet when the Band is in full flight and the level of excitement generated at the Band's concerts is amazing. The Band's sound is quite unique and has been developed from Shetland's rich tradition of fiddle music but given a fresh approach by the fiddlers, backed by the driving rhythm section and of course the addition of the Scottish harp.

The Band consists of fiddlers Kevin and Maurice Henderson, Chris Stout (also viola) and Andrew Gifford (also guitar); Catriona McKay, on Scottish harp and piano; Steve Yarrington on acoustic guitar and David Coles completes the lineup on bass guitar.

This album was the Greentrax best-selling album of 2002.

A few extracts from reviews;-

"Nothing, I repeat nothing, could possibly prepare an audience for the musical tornado known as Fiddlers' Bid"

"This thrilling seven-piece outfit is currently one of Scotland's hottest musical exports"

"One of the most exhilarating acts: on the scene "

"For exhultant ensemble synergy and irresistibly infectious gusto, there's no beating Fiddlers' Bid"

"Album of any year".

If you like fiddle music you can check out our Scottish Fiddle CD collection.

And our range of CDs from Greentrax Recordings.

Scots music, traditional music, fiddling music.

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