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About Iain Fraser
Iain Fraser is a Performer and Teacher. His current performances involve collaboration with Cello player Christine Hanson and with traditional/Americana singer Kathy Stewart. He’s fascinated by the fiddle’s rhythmic and emotional capabilities and draws upon the extensive repertoire of traditional music ranging from 18th Century Scottish tunes to new self-penned compositions and from the multiple regional music styles of the British Isles to those of North America and Europe. His teaching includes group workshops, helping people young and old pursue their musical dreams as well as making music a fun social experience available to all.
He was principal fiddle teacher in the Scottish Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland between 1995-2005 before being appointed Head of Instrumental Music for the Scottish Borders Education Authority until 2011. He is now freelance as well as being Music Director at the Merlin Academy of Traditional Music in Melrose, Scotland. He and Hanson released “Touchwood” in 2002, he wrote ‘Scottish Fiddle Tunes – 60 Traditional Pieces for Violin” for the Schott World Music Series in 2006 and his new Book “Canadian Fiddle Tunes – 60 Traditional Pieces” by the same publisher was released in 2015.