Fifield and Stephen are well known in folk and jazz circles in their native Scotland as musicians with a unique sound and approach. Both originate in the North East part of the country and have worked together consistently since their early 20s, honing their unique mix of tradition, composition, improvisation with subtle live electronics and instrumental virtuosity. From Baku to Bilbao to Banchory, the duo have been fortunate to perform their music far and wide.
- Fraser Fifield – low whistles, soprano sax, border pipes, kaval, cajon
- Graeme Stephen – guitar
Press: “Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen’s set travelled from the Celtic countries, with Fifield’s super-fluent and expressive low whistle playing borne on Stephen’s keenly inventive guitar rhythms, to suggestions of the cafes of Andalusia and gypsy weddings of eastern Europe and back via ruggedly riffing pipes and guitar, all the while retaining the spontaneity of the jazz ethos”. Rob Adams, The Herald, 1 May 2013. Audience: “The awesome feeling of being on the edge throughout your performance – The innovative use of electronics adding colour and depth but never submerging the tune – the craftsmanship and technical ability effortlessly demonstrated -The skillful balance of wind and strings – the honesty of the compositions and the obvious pleasure shared – It truly was a magical night of barrier breaking music and thank goodness you and Graeme made the trip up for us to share it all with you both”. Online from Orkney, April 2013.