Elias Quartet (Workshop)
October 7, 2017 - 1:00 pm

This Scottish Fiddle Music Workshop is co-ordinated in association with Folkus, The Folk Arts Network of the Northwest.

The Elias String Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading ensembles of their generation. The group enjoy playing Scottish Fiddle Music composed by various artists, including work by the brilliant Donald Grant, one of the Quartet’s violinists. Donald was brought up in the small village of Roybridge in the Highlands of Scotland. When not running around the hills or climbing he could be found playing music of all sorts and it quickly became his life’s passion.

He grew up immersed in traditional music, as his father was a Gaelic singer and teacher. He sang songs from when he could speak and loved attending courses at Sabhal Mor Ostaig and attending the National Mod and Feisan nan Gaidheal. Mostly he just loved playing with other people.