Contemporary Scottish fiddle band formed in 1998 by fiddlers Catriona MacDonald (b. Shetland Isles, Scotland), Allan Henderson (b. Mallaig, Scotland), Iain MacFarlane (b. Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scotland), Bruce MacGregor (b. Inverness, Scotland) and Aidan O’Rourke (b. Oban, Scotland) and Duncan Chisholm (b. 31 October 1968, Inverness, Scotland; also Wolfstone), with Marc Clement (guitar) and Andy Thorburn (piano) completing the line-up. The original idea for the band stemmed from a tour showcasing the talents of the new generation of highland and island fiddlers. Having evolved into a fully fledged band with the addition of the experienced Chisholm, Clement and Thorburn, a series of excellent recordings followed on the unit’s own Blazin’ Records imprint, although Chisholm departed following the release of the 2002 debut Fire On! The band also inaugurated the Blazin’ In Beauly musical workshop in the village of Beauly, near Inverness.
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