Robbie Greig is an award-winning fiddle player and sought-after freelancer. Winner of the inaugural Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Award, Robbie is in high demand as a session musician, soloist and teacher. A full-time member of three busy folk bands (The Paul McKenna Band, Tannara and INYAL), all of whom have had a look-in at the MG Alba Trad Awards, Robbie is also kept busy through a schedule of deputizing, having performed most notably with Niteworks, Talisk and German pop-star Angelo Kelly.
Steeped in traditional and Gaelic music as a youngster, Robbie has always maintained a love of fiddle traditions from Scotland, Ireland and further afield. Originally from Edinburgh’s culturally vibrant northside, Robbie moved to Benbecula at the age of 16 to pursue an HNC in Traditional Music Performance with Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Simon Bradley and Iain MacDonald at Lews Castle College UHI. Like many of his peers, he has now settled in Glasgow, Scotland’s traditional music hub.
Robbie has performed at festivals and concerts in Canada, USA, Australia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium and Holland. He has featured as a guest/primary artist on over ten commercial recordings and albums, most notably Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente’s The Morning Tempest, The Paul McKenna Band’s Breathe, Tannara‘s Strands and Robbie’s own solo record Robbie Greig and Friends.
He is also heavily in demand as a teacher, having taught at a variety of Fèisean throughout Scotland as well as leading fiddle classes at summer school Ceolas Uibhist, delivering individual workshops at Gate to Southwell Festival, Scots Music Group, Liniclate High School and supply-teaching for strings with Argyll and Bute Council.
Find out more about Robbie's work with the Paul McKenna Band HERE.
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