(November 2009) 6 tracks (44mins): The Fiddlers' Bid Ode to Joy * Apo Fetlar Top * Astrid's Vals * Skeklers * Midnight * All Dressed in Yellow.
Fiddlers' Bid are internationally respected as leading exponents of their rich fiddle tradition, and are global ambassadors for Shetland. Since forming in 1991, they have established an identity as a unique band with a harmonious and almost symphonic sound developed though many years of playing together. This 'musical tornado' have connected with audiences worldwide.
Energetic and passionate yet precise - let it uplift and transport you to the rugged Shetland Islands.
Andrew Gifford, Chris Stout, Maurice Henderson, Kevin Henderson (fiddles), Catriona McKay (harp, piano), Jonathan Ritch (bass) and Fionan De Barra (guitar).
Recorded at British Grove in London, with Calum Malcolm as engineer and co-producer with the band.
"If they don't sweep you away, check your pulse..." (Glasgow Herald)
"A ground-breaking recording and a must for all enthusiasts... An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary styles, both in melody and arrangement, played by a mature, innovative band combining outstanding musicianship." (Shetland Times)
Album Of The Year - MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2009
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