Fiona Dalgetty

Instruments: Fiddle

Fiona Dalgetty from Nigg began playing the fiddle at the age of 11, studying under local violin instructor Debbie Ross. At school, Fiona was a member of traditional music group Gizzenbriggs as well as participating in the local Fčis, Fčis Rois.

Fiona developed an interest in the Gaelic language through her involvement with the Fčisean and she recently graduated MA (Hons) Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

Fiona currently works with pianist and step dancer John Sikorski. She is a member of the dynamic young ceilidh band, Ňr, and she also plays with the Edinburgh-based Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band. She has performed as far afield as the USA and Romania and she was delighted to be invited to play Niel Gow’s fiddle when she performed as guest artist at the Fiddlers’ Rally at the Royal National Mod in Perth in 2004.

In addition to performing, Fiona is increasingly in demand as a fiddle tutor. She currently teaches regular classes for Fčis Dhůn Čideann and the ALP Scots Music Group in Edinburgh, as well as the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop. Forthcoming teaching engagements include The Gaitherin’ in Aberdeenshire, Fčis Rois nan Deugairean in Ullapool and a Youth Gaitherin’ Workshop at Fiddle 2005.