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Chris Duncan fiddle
Catherine Strutt piano
Scottish fiddler Chris Duncan and pianist Catherine Strutt have been exploring and performing the traditional fiddle music of Scotland since 1990 together. The ARIA award winning, Newcastle based duo, have performed internationally and nationally at festivals, concerts, private functions and countless dances.
Their first album Fyvie’s Embrace recorded and produced by ABC Classics has sold over eleven thousand copies and when first released was received with much critical acclaim earning them the Best World Music Album ARIA in 2000. Their much anticipated second album with ABC Classics, The Red House was released September 2006 and was awarded the National Film and Sound Archive Best Folk Recording for 2007.
Chris and Catherine’s superlative musicianship bring to life the sensitive slow airs, the swing of the jig and groove of the reel, leaving audiences captivated, earning them much respect as Australia’s foremost Scottish music duo.
Praise for FYVIE’S EMBRACE… “The hardest thing with this disc is to stop playing it. Five stars” Sydney Morning Herald