Paul Anderson Scottish Fiddler

Paul Anderson - The High Summit

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Lochnagar - The High Summit

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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 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.


Finally arrived down in Paisley for the BBC Alba Trad Music Awards. A three car pile up on the North carriageway near Stirling causing long delays. Lovely drive through Glen Cluny and Glenshee though. Think the awards are on BBC Alba from 9pm. ...

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Inspired by his passion for the landscape, history and culture of his rural homeland in Aberdeenshire, famous for its standing stones, this recording presents over 50 original pieces by one of Scotland's most celebrated composers and fiddlers. Fingal Records
The Beauty of Cromar Before Me is an unspeakably gorgeous hymn of praise ...The Herald Newspaper
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Finally arrived down in Paisley for the BBC Alba Trad Music Awards. A three car pile up on the North carriageway near Stirling causing long delays…

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