Fraser Fifield

whistle, sax, bagpipes

Fraser Fifield has developed an distinctive sound across the variety of wind instruments he plays and an approach to music making which has lead to collaboration with a diverse list of artists. Described by the Sunday Herald as having “emerged as one of today's outstanding talents” and by Jazzwise magazine as “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”, he's consistently been guesting and collaborating as a whistle/sax/bagpipe player with a long list of bands and artists in the Scottish music scene and beyond for 30 years and has made 11 solo recordings. Currently Fraser has the post of Traditional Artist in Residence at University of Edinburgh's Celtic & Scottish Studies Department.

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Second Sight 

A new album always feels like a big event, it doesn't happen so often (but the frequency has certainly stepped up a gear in recent times)  A catch up on the last year and a half and a lot of low whistle.

Second Sight is my forthcoming new album, with low-whistle taking centre-stage again. It releases in full on Bandcamp on Aug 2nd and on streaming platforms on Aug 23rd, 2024. 

It is the final part of slightly larger project entailing my creating 3 contrasting trio album recordings, each featuring and…

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Latest Music

Second Sight

Fraser Fifield with Graeme Stephen and Elie Afif

The third in a series of 3 trio recordings to feature Fraser's unique low whistle playing and writing.

Releases in full: 2nd August, 2024

supported by Creative Scotland

(see also: 'Secret Path' & 'One Great Circle')
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Previous events

Date Event Location
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Ceilidh Place, Ullapool Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen The Waverley Bar, Edinburgh The Waverley Bar, Edinburgh
(UTC-12) (UTC-12) Tradfest - Rebellious Truth with Arhie Fisher Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Fraser Fifield - Secret Path Trio The Globe, Newcastle The Globe, Newcastle
One Great Circle The National Piping Centre The National Piping Centre
CELTIC CONNECTIONS '24: Cassani / Campbell with Fraser Fifield Trio Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow G2 3NY Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow G2 3NY
 —  — One Great Circle - Fraser Fifield with special guests, Chris Stout and Catriona McKay St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Pibroch Peterhead Community Theatre, Peterhead Peterhead Community Theatre, Peterhead
Pibroch Mareel, Lerwick Mareel, Lerwick
Pibroch Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Gairloch Community Hall Gairloch Community Hall
 —  — In Concert: Fraser Fifield with Dave Milligan Reid Concert Hall , Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall , Edinburgh
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church 153 High Street , Linlithgow St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church 153 High Street , Linlithgow
Gillebride MacMillan Glasgow, The Mackintosh Church Glasgow, The Mackintosh Church
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Crieff Folk Club, Strathearn Arts Crieff Folk Club, Strathearn Arts
Celtic Connections 30th Anniversary Concert Glasgow Glasgow
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Cat Strand, New Galloway, New Galloway Cat Strand, New Galloway, New Galloway
Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Tolbooth, Stirling Tolbooth, Stirling
Gavin Marwick's Journeyman Dundee Rep Theatre Dundee Rep Theatre