One of Scotland's most distinct instrumentalists, Fraser has had good fortune play low whistle, saxophone, bagpipes with a great many artists, including Capercaillie, Salsa Celtica, Old Blind Dogs, Afro Celt Sound System, Karen Matheson, Grit Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, Sam Lee, Zakir Hussain, Mr McFalls Chamber, Balkanopolis, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Celtic Roots Ensemble, BBC SSO, Manus Lunny, Theresa Kavanagh, Mary Black, Brian Byrne, Jim Sutherland, Gavin Marwick, Chris Stout, Kathleen McInnes, Calum Martin, Cathy Ann MacPhee, Donny Munro, Malcolm Jones, Donald Black, Wolfstone, Mick West, Nordanians, Graeme Stephen, Gillebride MacMillan, Frieda Morrison, Patsy Reid, Gilles Coronado, Benjamin Flement, Walther Castro, Quique Sinesi, Sabir Khan, Phamie Gow, Inge Thomson, Karine Polwart, Maeve McKinnon, Montenegro Eurovision 2015, Notes Inegales, The Old Rope String Band, and, yes you've guessed it, quite a good few more.
Fraser's 7 albums of original music, between 2001 and 2020, make a unique musical statement.
Described by the Sunday Herald as (having) “emerged as one of today's outstanding talents” and by Jazzwise magazine, “an outstanding product of the Scottish jazz-folk scene who at one moment can blow a low whistle like Charlie Parker steaming his way through ‘Ko-Ko’ and at the next knock out an air on a sax like a Highland traditionalist”.
Songlines magazine commented upon on, 'Stereocanto', “ it’s the interplay between intellectual construction, fleeting modal improvisations and sheer emotional sensuality of the music that makes this such a satisfying, and strikingly unified, piece of work”, while Folkradio.co.uk comments: "To call a musician’s work ‘unique’ is a bold statement. However, if any musicians come close, then Fraser Fifield would be among them. The originality of his work, the breadth of his inspiration, scope of invention and variety of instruments he uses to create his music make him unique – and one of Scotland’s most enthralling artists".
"At heart, Fifield is a melodist and his gifts as such are here in abundance - filed under adventure!" The Herald
Fraser Fifield was born in London in 1976 and lives in Fife, Scotland.