ABOUT

Susan MacFadyen

Susan has been playing the accordion since the age of 14, taking lessons from Ian Muir of Prestwick. She has won many solo accordion competitions over the years, including titles at the All Scotland Accordion Championships & The National Association Of Accordion & Fiddle Clubs (NAAFC) Musselburgh Festival. Highlights include winning the senior accordion pipe music section twice, the band section in 2004, being awarded the best band rhythm section in 2007 & winning the trios section in 2007, 2018 & 2019 at the aforementioned NAAFC Festival. Susan has also performed on BBC Radio Scotland's Take The Floor programme on numerous occasions with her own band as well as with other bands. She has also performed for Frank McAtee, the Minister for Tourism, Culture & Sport at the time and Hugh Grant (Movie Star).

Shona MacFadyen

Shona has been playing the fiddle since the age of 12, under the tutorship of Simone Welsh, Jenna Reid, Gill Simpson & more recently Alistair McCulloch. She has also won many solo fiddle competitions over the years, including titles at The All Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Championships, National Association Of Accordion & Fiddle Clubs (NAAFC) Festival, Lairg Music Festival, Kirriemuir & Banchory Fiddle Festivals & The Ayrshire Music Festival. She gained a BA in Scottish Music at the RSAMD in 2009. Shona has performed on BBC Radio Scotland's Take The Floor programme, at Celtic Connections & has performed with the likes of Blazin Fiddles & the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Shona has also performed for Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister at the time.

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