About

I've enjoyed performing on low whistle, saxophone and bagpipes with a good many artists since around the mid '90s including Salsa Celtica, Old Blind Dogs, Afro Celt Sound System, Karen Matheson, Grit Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, Sam Lee, Zakir Hussain, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Capercaillie, Mr McFalls Chamber, Balkanopolis, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Celtic Roots Ensemble, BBC SSO, Manus Lunny, Dave Milligan, 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 many more. 

To date I've recorded 8 albums of original music.  The fantastic musicians who have recorded with me so far are: guitarist Graeme Stephen, Stu Ritchie and Alyn Cosker (drums), David Robertson and Guy Nicolson (percussion), Navin Sharma (tabla), Victoria Fifield (violin), Suresh Lalwani (violin) Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval), Georgi Petrov (gadulka),  Walther Castro (bandoneon), Quique Sinesi (guitar), Mario Caribe and Horacia Hurtado (double bass), Peter Tickell (violin), Sabir Khan (sarangi).  

Described by the Sunday Herald as (having) “emerged as one of today's outstanding talents”

by Jazzwise magazine, “an outstanding product of the Scottish jazz-folk scene who at one moment can blow a low whistle like Charlie Parker through ‘Ko-Ko’  steaming his way and at the next knock out an air on a sax like a Highland traditionalist”

Songlines: “it’s the interplay between intellectual construction, fleeting modal improvisations and sheer emotional sensuality of the music that makes this (stereocanto) such a satisfying, and strikingly unified, piece of work” 

Folkradio.co.uk:  "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". 

Hands Up for Trad gave an 'Ignition Award' to Fraser in 2015 marking his contribution to 'Innovation in Traditional Music'. 

music player

Audition a selection of tracks from all Fraser Fifield releases on the player below: 

browse full catalogue: 'Music' 

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    Angel's

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    Ewe Wi The Crooked Horn

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    Before and After

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    South Atlantic Seven

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    Lament

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