March 16, 2017

(English) Eilidh Shaw – Youth Fiddle

Eilidh Shaw is originally from the Argyllshire village of Taynuilt, where she was the youngest of four in a relentlessly musical family. She spent her twenties in Edinburgh, where she joined The Poozies, with whom she still plays, formed eclectic alt-folk band Harem Scarem and prog-ceilidh innovators The Squashy Bag Dance Band, and was involved in a huge number of projects with musicians across the genres. Although her fiddling style has remained firmly rooted in the West Coast of Scotland she plays regularly with Scandinavian, African, Breton and French musicians. Now living in West Lochaber she teaches fiddle, plays for many local dances and sessions, and runs the annual festival, Fèis na Mara, and The Arisaig Acoustic Music Club. She has recorded a solo album entitled ‘Heeperumbo’. 

Eilidh playing with Shooglenifty-