One of Shetland’s finest and most accomplished modern-day fiddlers, Jenna Reid’s quicksilver musicality and melodic sensitivity are a prominent feature with groups including Blazin’ Fiddles and fiddle quartet Rant, and are particularly highlighted in her long-standing, mutually inspiring partnership with pianist Harris Playfair.
As their duetting on Reid’s 2015 Live in Shetland album illustrates, sparks fly when these two masterful players connect, and their recent meeting with Mr McFall’s Chamber – Scotland’s genre-defying, state-of-the-art string quartet – enters a new, exciting dimension.
The collaboration – culminating in Reid’s fifth album, Working Hands, released in January 2019 – showcases not only her renowned fiddle virtuosity, but also her arranging and composition talents, with pieces written with the McFalls’ quality, personnel and personalities in mind; signalling a new phase of her outstanding career.
Upcoming Dates6th Apr, '19 - GLASSEL – Glassel Hall
7th Apr, '19 - EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall
27th Apr, '19 - STIRLING – Tolbooth
28th Apr, '19 - LONDON – Kings Place
29th Apr, '19 - PERTH – Perth Theatre
Previous Dates2nd Nov, '14 - Glenurquhart Public Hall, Drumnadrochit
23rd Jan, '15 - Celtic Connections – Glasgow
22nd Apr, '15 - The Pleasance – Edinburgh (Edinburgh Folk Club)
23rd Apr, '15 - Acoustic Music Club – Kirkcaldy
24th Apr, '15 - Universal Hall – Findhorn
25th Apr, '15 - Gable End Theatre – Hoy, Orkney
26th Apr, '15 - Stromness Town Hall – Orkney
27th Apr, '15 - Fossil and Heritage Centre – Burray, Orkney
9th May, '15 - Woodend Barn – Banchory
2nd Aug, '16 - SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK
20th Jan, '19 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium)