Past Dates

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Martyn Bennett Prize Finalists Concert
Edinburgh

This concert is the culmination of the Martyn Bennett Prize for traditional music composition. For the first time you will be able to hear the shortlisted finalists' music performed live by a band lead by Seonaid Aitken and featuring Fraser Fifield, Colin Train, Graeme Stephen and Andrew Sharkey before the panel of judges select the winner and present them with the £2000 award.

Now in its 2nd year, the Martyn Bennett Prize seeks to raise the profile and reward the vital role that composition plays in Scotland’s traditional music. Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, the competition was open to all Scottish-based musicians to create a new 5 - 10 minute long composition that shows its roots in traditional music.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Fraser Fifield & Inge Thomson

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Inge Thomson - Da Fishing Hands

http://www.findhornbayartsfestival.com 

Inge’s latest project “Da Fishing Hands” is a collection of songs inspired by Fair Isle’s intimate and essential relationship with the sea. Described by noted folk singer-songwriter, Martin Simpson, as “intoxicating, unusual, moving and beautiful”, they feature lyrics by the island’s much loved musician and poet, Lise Sinclair.

The music itself is stunning with a powerful band of high class musicians” 
Shetland News

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

St Pancras Church, London
w/ Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall 3G/Infinite Reflections

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
w/ Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall 3G/Infinite Reflections

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Lyth, Wick
w/ Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall 3G/Infinite Reflections

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Plockton
w/ Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall 3G/Infinite Reflections
Plockton

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Edinburgh, Roxy
w/ Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall 3G/Infinite Reflections

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall
SAUCHIEHALL ST

Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall: New Voices Tour 2014

In 2014, we will be taking 9 of Scotland’s top musicians on the road to tour a double bill of two Celtic Connections New Voice’s Commissions, Angus Lyon’s ‘3G’ and Duncan Lyall’s ‘Infinite Reflections’.

With support from Creative Scotland’s Festivals, Touring and Arts Programming Fund the double bill concert will visit venues round Scotland and England between August – September 2014 on a 8 date tour, taking the commissions to new audiences. We will be announcing the tour dates and venues early in 2014.

‘3G’ and ‘Infinite Reflections’ have been performed at Celtic Connections Festival, firstly as premiers in 2011 and 2012 respectively, and then as a special double bill in 2013 which also seen the launch of their recordings.

‘Infinite Reflections’ – Duncan Lyall

The work is a soundtrack to an infinite number of stories. While writing the music Duncan drew inspiration from memories, and cultural references that resonated with him. He explored experiences of friendship, adventure, surrealism, love, loss, determination, grit and happiness. Narrative is omitted in the hope that the audience will create a story of their own.

 ‘3G’ – Angus Lyon

This new instrumental triptych 3G evokes the overlapping experiences of three generations, from grandfather to grandson, exploring the cyclical interplay of tradition and modernity. “The idea behind this music was to explore the notion that a lot of who you are comes from those who went before you. Like each generation of a family, these three parts of music have their own individual voices and ideas but are ultimately influenced by what’s happened before. So much has changed in the space of only a few generations and I wanted the music to represent that transition in the style and attitude of the different parts”

The artists involved in the tour will be:

Angus Lyon – Piano & Accordion, Duncan Lyall – Double Bass & Bass Guitar, Patsy Reid – Fiddle, Innes Watson – Fiddle & Guitar, Fraser Fifield – Sax and Whistles, Ali Hutton – Pipes, Whistles & Guitar, Alyn Cosker – Drums, Iain Sandilands – Percussion and Chas MacKenzie – Guitars.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall: New Voices Tour 2014
Tobrtmory

Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall: New Voices Tour 2014

In 2014, we will be taking 9 of Scotland’s top musicians on the road to tour a double bill of two Celtic Connections New Voice’s Commissions, Angus Lyon’s ‘3G’ and Duncan Lyall’s ‘Infinite Reflections’.

With support from Creative Scotland’s Festivals, Touring and Arts Programming Fund the double bill concert will visit venues round Scotland and England between August – September 2014 on a 8 date tour, taking the commissions to new audiences. We will be announcing the tour dates and venues early in 2014.

‘3G’ and ‘Infinite Reflections’ have been performed at Celtic Connections Festival, firstly as premiers in 2011 and 2012 respectively, and then as a special double bill in 2013 which also seen the launch of their recordings.

‘Infinite Reflections’ – Duncan Lyall

The work is a soundtrack to an infinite number of stories. While writing the music Duncan drew inspiration from memories, and cultural references that resonated with him. He explored experiences of friendship, adventure, surrealism, love, loss, determination, grit and happiness. Narrative is omitted in the hope that the audience will create a story of their own.

 ‘3G’ – Angus Lyon

This new instrumental triptych 3G evokes the overlapping experiences of three generations, from grandfather to grandson, exploring the cyclical interplay of tradition and modernity. “The idea behind this music was to explore the notion that a lot of who you are comes from those who went before you. Like each generation of a family, these three parts of music have their own individual voices and ideas but are ultimately influenced by what’s happened before. So much has changed in the space of only a few generations and I wanted the music to represent that transition in the style and attitude of the different parts”

The artists involved in the tour will be:

Angus Lyon – Piano & Accordion, Duncan Lyall – Double Bass & Bass Guitar, Patsy Reid – Fiddle, Innes Watson – Fiddle & Guitar, Fraser Fifield – Sax and Whistles, Ali Hutton – Pipes, Whistles & Guitar, Alyn Cosker – Drums, Iain Sandilands – Percussion and Chas MacKenzie – Guitars.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Go Folk Festival

http://www.gaudela.net/gofolk/index-p.html 

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Children of the Smoke by Jim Sutherland - 7.30pm
Price: FREE

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Stonehaven
Gavin Marwick's Journeyman

Stonehaven Folk Festival

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Gavoi, Sardinia
“Concerto per l’Europa a Gavoi”

see: http://www.isoladellestorie.it/

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Stirling
Bruce 700 by Allan MacDonald

Friday, June 20th, 2014

An Tobar, Tobermory
with Mr McFalls Chamber

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Pathhead, Edinburgh
with Corinna Hewat Band and India Alba

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen with special guest, David Milne - 7pm
The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU
01665 511350 option 3
Price: £5.00

"Enjoy a special concert of traditional and contemporary music presented by renowned Scottish multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording artist Fraser Fifield, Scottish guitarist Stephen Graeme, and American saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist David Milne. The event is an international collaboration, featuring three remarkable musicians, in a multi-genre concert that combines elements of jazz, classical, and traditional folk music. Join us for what promises to be a memorable evening with this intimate live concert by Fifield/Stephen/Milne at The Alnwick Garden!" 

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 20.00
Price: 11 / 9.50 / 6

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 8.00pm
Price: £11

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen
Price: free

Land in LAU:LAND – brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps. Lau’s journey began with three blokes sitting down to play a few tunes on fiddle, guitar and squeezebox at a kitchen table in Edinburgh in 2004. Now they’re at the epicentre of the new folk boom. Find out where they got to when we visit this unique, surreal world formed from their collective musical mind with their friends and collaborators - some of Scotland’s finest traditional and experimental musicians.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Of Gauls and Gaels - 18.00
LONDON Southbank Centre / Foyer Spaces
Price: free

Of Gauls and Gaels

with

Benjamin Flement vibes

Gilles Coronado guitar 

Gildas Etevenard drums 

Fraser Fifield whistle/sax/pipes

 

European Sunrise Band + Of Gauls and Gaels + Sonsale + Dors

Sunday 24 November | 12:00PM

LONDON Southbank Centre / Foyer Spaces 
Belvedere Road 
London 
SE1 8XX

FREE

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The European Sunrise band is the live embodiment of Take Five: Europe - a professional development programme developed by Serious for innovative musicians embarking on international careers – ten hand-picked players from France, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and the UK have been turning heads across this year’s European Festival circuit.

Jazz Shuttle supports three ground-breaking Franco-British collaborations – Of Gauls and Gaelspairs Fraser Fifield’s bagpipes and whistles with a French trio including the spectacular vibes-playing of Benjamin Flament; Sonsale is the improvising quartet of bassist Andy Champion and UK vibist extraordinaire Corey Mwamba alongside Sylvain Darrifourcq and Valentin Ciccaldi – and Dors is the newly minted meeting between dense and frenetic French duo Donkey Monkey and members of trioV

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen - 8pm
Price: £10/8

http://www.woodendbarn.com/whats-on/music/

 

An outside concert weather permitting.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

poul høxbro + fraser fifield - 8pm
London
UK

Danish early music specialist Poul Høxbro traces a journey from the far north of Europe to the Iberian peninsula, exploring a mediaeval landscape that travels from the myths and sagas of the Vikings to a music that veers from sacred to profane, and  re-creating instruments such as the lyre, bone flutes and reed pipes to evoke a swaying bridge between heaven and earth, and the dance of the devil....

Fraser Fifield explores Scottish and Celtic traditions through pipes and whistles, in music that is hauntingly evocative of a living tradition. One of Scotland's most innovative and creative musicians, Fraser is a multi-instrumentalist and composer with a distinctly original sound. 

His distillation of influences from such diverse sources as the Highland bagpipe tradition, jazz saxophone, Bulgarian kaval and others, has led to a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

nordanians feat Fraser Fifield, Jörg Brinkman & Maarten Ornstein

see www.nordanians.com for more info. 

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Nordanians feat Fraser Fifield, Jörg Brinkman & Maarten Ornstein

see www.nordanians.com for more 

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Nordanians feat Fraser Fifield, Jörg Brinkman & Maarten Ornstein

http://www.nordanians.com/

for more info

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

w/ Corrina Hewat Band

see link for details 

Friday, May 10th, 2013

of Gauls and Gaels
Coutances
Fra

 

world premiere with : Gilles Coronado - guitar / Benjamin Flement - vibraphone / Gildas Etévenard - drums / Fraser Fifield - whistle, pipes, sax, composition

alongside:

Markus Stockhausen Duo.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Trilok Gurtu/Paolo Fresu/ Omar Sosa + Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm
E Port
Dunfermline Fife KY12, UK
GB
01383 602302

see listing for 'The Sage'

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Trilok Gurtu/Paolo Fresu/ Omar Sosa + Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen - 8pm

see listing for 'The Sage'

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Trilok Gurtu/Paolo Fresu/Omar Sosa with Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm
Bishops Rd
Inverness, GB IV3 5SA
GB
+44 1463 234234

see listing for 'The Sage' 

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Trilok Gurtu/Paolo Fresu/Omar Sosa with Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm

see listing for 'The Sage' 

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa and Fraser Fifield, Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm

see listing for 'The Sage'

Monday, April 29th, 2013

trilok gurtu, paolo fresu and omar sosa Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm
Perth

see 'The Sage' listing

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Trilok Gurtu, Paulo Fresu and Omar Sosa with support Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen - 7.30pm

Three of the most unique and adventurous musicians in world of jazz unite for a very special trio project. Trilok Gurtu, Paulo Fresu and Omar Sosa are three dazzling live performers who share the joy of expanding musical boundaries.

All are virtuoso players with a shared joy in expanding musical boundaries and dazzling live performers who constantly seek inspiration from each other and love to share the magical results with their audience.

These virtuoso musicians combine traditional and progressive musical elements from their homelands of India, Italy, and Cuba, and influences from far beyond.

www.trilokgurtu.net | www.paolofresu.it | www.omarsosa.com

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen

Two of Scotland’s true music adventurers exploring the crossover between Scottish folk and jazz creating music to swell the heart.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen - 20.30
Kirkwall

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