Fiona MacAskill

Fiona is a native of the Isle of Skye but is now based in Glasgow. 

She was a pupil at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and went on to graduate with a BA First Class Honours from the Royal Scottish Academy in Music and Drama.

Being a multi-instrumentalist allowed Fiona to colour many projects and bands, but it was her drive, power and style on the fiddle that brought her to the forefront of the Scottish folk and traditional scene. Her playing, compositions and arrangements can be heard throughout many of the most influential and appreciated bands out there at present. Both her fierce fiddle playing, and tasteful string arrangements have been sought after and feature on various records in the current limelight. Fiona’s most prevalent work and creativity can be heard in the music of ground breaking bands Niteworks and Kinnaris Quintet – the latter of which Fiona is a founding and integral member of.  Music has taken Fiona from Skye to Borneo, and every stop in between, whether with 5 piece ‘Kinnaris Quintet’, trio ‘Wildings’, singer ‘Catriona Watt’, electronica ‘Niteworks’, or Indie-Rock super-group ‘Glasvegas’.

Fiona MacAskill