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Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Celtic & Scottish Studies Blog

Traditional arts, languages and culture in Scotland

Introducing Traditional Artist in Residence: Fraser Fifield

My name is Fraser Fifield, I’m a musician and composer, and delighted to be the new Traditional Artist in Residence at the University of Edinburgh.

I’ve worked professionally in music for around 26 years, releasing 8 solo albums and performing on bagpipes, saxophone and low whistle with many artists at home and abroad.

During my tenure at the University I look forward to presenting events and workshops around exciting new work inspired and informed by a range of Scottish traditions and beyond.

To hear some of my previous music, including my most recent album release which re-imagines the ancient piping style we call Piobaireachd. I invite you to visit my website

The video below was recorded in Rotterdam in 2019 and features an old traditional Scottish melody, the ‘Old Woman’s Lullaby’, performed by a half Scottish/half Dutch sextet, Lolanders .

I look forward to meeting you all as we go, don’t hesitate to drop me line at:

All the best,


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