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Catherine Fraser / Bio

"Catherine Fraser confirmed her reputation as one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading Scottish fiddlers." NZ Folk


Scots/Australian fiddler Catherine Fraser has gained a reputation as a world-class performer and teacher, and presents the music of her heritage with finesse, passion and sensitivity.

Constantly in demand for concerts and workshops and acknowledged for her ability to combine a high level of technical skill with a rare depth of emotional expression, Catherine has gained the respect of audiences and students alike.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Open Fiddle Champion, Kirriemuir, Scotland 2005, and the South Australian Music Industry Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Folk Music, 1996, 1997

Performances include appearances in Scotland, Canada, North America, New Zealand and of course around Australia.

Catherine is the Director of the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle, a week long camp held annually in New Zealand, dedicated to the promotion of Scottish Fiddle music, and aimed at players of all ages and ability levels. For all the details visit www.shissf.com

With the release of her 6th album, recorded in Montreal with guests Duncan Smith, piano, Tony McManus, guitar, Natalie Haas, cello, Hanneke Cassel, fiddle, and Eric Breton, percussion, Catherine has truly established herself as a world-class act.

"..the rhythmic drive of her fiddling carries the performance."
The Canberra Times

"An outstanding fiddler, Catherine has a rare grasp of Scottish dance music..and she has a knack of composing and interpreting slow airs. "
The Living Tradition Magazine, UK

"...an elegantly lyrical shade of Scottish chamber-folk." ABC Radio National

General Info

Band Members
Catherine Fraser, Duncan Smith
Artist Name
Catherine Fraser
Home Page
Celtic / Folk / Scottish

Contact Info

Adelaide, SA, AU