Fiddlers' Bid

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Fiddlers' Bid
Origin Shetland, Scotland
Genres Folk
Years active 1991–present
Labels Greentrax
Website Fiddlers Bid
Members Andrew Gifford - Fiddle,
Kevin Henderson - Fiddle,
Maurice Henderson - Fiddle,
Chris Stout - Fiddle,
Catriona McKay - Clàrsach, Piano,
Jonathan Ritch - Bass,
Fionán de Barra - Guitar
Past members Michael Ferrie - Fiddle,
Davie Keith - Piano,
Steve Yarrington - Guitar,
Dave Coles - Bass

Fiddlers' Bid are a Shetland based instrumental group known for playing contemporary arrangements of traditional Shetland fiddle tunes. The seven piece line-up consists of four fiddles, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and piano/Clàrsach.

The band have performed at some of the largest folk festivals in the world including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Festival Interceltique de Lorient and Celtic Connections, and have toured extensively including performances at Melbourne Concert Hall and Sydney Opera House.

Several members of the band play Ewen Thomson violins[1]


  • Around The World, Fiddlers’ Bid Recordings (1994)
  • Hamnataing, Greentrax (1998)
  • Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer, Greentrax (2001)
  • Naked and Bare, Greentrax (2005)
  • All Dressed in Yellow, Hairst Blinks Music (2009)

Awards and achievements[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Catriona McKay", Foot Stompin', retrieved January 8, 2010 
  3. ^ "Scots Trad Music Awards Nominations: Best Live Act", Hands Up For Trad, 2005, retrieved January 8, 2010 
  4. ^ "Scottish Folk Band of the Year Nomination", Hi Arts, archived from the original on May 16, 2008, retrieved January 8, 2010 

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