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Hailing from Nairn, Rua Macmillan is one of Scotland’s top fiddlers. Having graduated with a B.A.(Hons) in Scottish Music from the R.S.A.M.D. (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and being awarded the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2009, Rua has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, inlcuding performances at some of the world’s most prominent Folk Festivals, including  Celtic Connections (Sco), Cambridge (Eng), Ortigeuira (Spn), and Winnipeg (Can). His debut album, ‘Tyro’ (CDTRAX346) was voted instrumental album of the year in the Fatea Awards, and was picked by Songlines Magazine as a ‘Top of the World’ album. Rua joined the multi-award winning ‘Blazin’ Fiddles’ in 2014.

In addition to touring, Rua is in great demand as a tutor, and teaches regularly with Fèis Rois, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Fiddle Workshop, as well as internationally.

“As a stylist of Scottish fiddle he is second to none.  As an arranger of traditional music in the modern idiom there is no one I’d listen to more!”

Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band founding member)

 

“Quicksilver playing to leave you breathless and eager for more”

Songlines Magazine (****)

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Blazin' Fiddles Speyfest, Fochabers Speyfest, Fochabers
Blazin's Fiddles Cromarty Church Hall, Cromarty Cromarty Church Hall, Cromarty
The Folking Famous Five Gigha Village Hall, Gigha Gigha Village Hall, Gigha
Rua Macmillan & Suzanne Houston Partick Folk Club, Glasgow Partick Folk Club, Glasgow
Embers of Glencoe Cottier's Theatre, Glasgow Cottier's Theatre, Glasgow
Blazin' Fiddles Edinburgh Highland Show, Edinburgh Edinburgh Highland Show, Edinburgh
Blazin' Fiddles TMSA Keith Folk Festival, Keith TMSA Keith Folk Festival, Keith
Blazin' Fiddles Glassel Hall, Glassel Glassel Hall, Glassel
The Visit The Tollbooth, Stirling The Tollbooth, Stirling
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour Dalry Dalry
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour The Lomax, Liverpool The Lomax, Liverpool
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour St James Concert and Assembly Hall, Guernsey St James Concert and Assembly Hall, Guernsey
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour Arts Centre, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour Rowfant House, Rowfant (nr . Crawley) Rowfant House, Rowfant (nr . Crawley)
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour The Railway, Bolton The Railway, Bolton
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford
Blazin' Fiddles Autumn Tour The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

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