Iain Fraser

Iain plays the fiddle and teaches. His first traditional tunes were learned from his Dad at an early age. Stirling Strathspey and Reel Society was another early influence as was competing in the Mod.  Between 1990-1995 he took on and developed the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop from a small group meeting in his house to a broad range of classes operating in central Glasgow. He’s been actively involved and supportive of the Feisean movement for almost 30 years. 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 Music Director at the Merlin Academy of Traditional Music in Melrose. Being on the TMF board provides an opportunity to put something back into a music tradition that he cares deeply about.