Paul Anderson Scottish Fiddler
One of the most respected exponents of the Scots fiddle tradition today and as such is in regular demand to perform at concerts, festivals and clubs. He has traveled the world with his music and regularly performs on TV and radio. Buy Now - land of the standing stones CD album Also available at Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk or download via itunes Please use the contact form to book Paul. View Paul's Diary. " In the North-East fiddle tradition Paul Anderson sets the standard which others aim for. His phrasing, tone and control are all superb." Music in Scotland
Amoungst Scotland's foremost traditional composers with around 450 tunes composed in the traditional Scottish idiom, many of which appear in his Lochnagar Collection (published by Highland Music Trust). He has written for TV, film and stage, his music has been performed at the BBC Scottish Proms and he was nominated as composer of the year at the BBC Alba Trad Music awards in 2012 (this might have to change in the unlikely event of me winning on the 8th). Paul regularly accepts commissions and would be delighted to hear from you.
Paul is one of Scotland's most successful fiddle tutors with his pupils regularly winning fiddle championships all over Scotland. Notable pupils include Anne Nicol, Kathryn Matthews, Stuart Robertson, Eilidh Anderson, George and Stuart Davidson and Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champions Raemond Jappy and Nicola Auchnie. Paul is also in regular demand as a workshop leader and lecturer having led workshops at St Andrew's University, Aberdeen University, the traditional music course at Benbecula college, all five North Atlantic Fiddle Conventions and workshops in Canada, Australia and the USA.
Here’s the review of “The High Summit” from the next issue of the folk music magazine “Living Tradition.” The High Summit Fingal Records FINCD506..
Fair enjoyed the tunes and conversation with Bruce MacGregor on Travelling Folk last night. Should be available on the BBC Iplayer for a while..
That’s the voting now open for the Pride of Aberdeen Awards where I’m a finalist in the contribution to music category. Heading into Aberdeen..
Just found out that I’ve been nominated for the services to music category at this year’s Pride of Aberdeen Awards; pretty cool http://www.prideofaberdeenawards.com/
Just given the fiddle a clean and changed my strings and it’s looking lovely.