Also, the Shetland Island fiddle group, "Fiddlers' Bid," were superb on
stage. Their technical precision, artistry, and wild enthusiasm left the
crowded tents or dance floor in an uproar every time.
When I started to leave just after closing time today, I heard live fiddle
music, but couldn't see a band. I finally found them sitting on beer kegs
behind the food tent -- entertaining the festival staff.
We were jamming until 2:45 am Saturday night, and we were among the last few
to leave the rooftop party as the sun started to lighten the sky this
They're through at the Folklife Festival (flying out later today), but they
have a track on the Fest's "Scotland the Real" CD, which includes talented
Fiona Ritchie's choices of Scottish bands.