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Live Performance Reviews

“Shetlander Kevin Henderson’s opening set with Swedish guitarist Mattias Perez referenced quite a few of the tunes that have become familiar through the group Henderson’s played with since school days, Fiddlers’ Bid. But even without his three fiddling partners, Henderson portrayed all the colour and sheer melodic depth of items such as Da Farder Ben da Welcomer, with Perez providing ultra-sympathetic accompaniments on bouzouki as well as guitar. Henderson’s relaying of background tales enhanced his melodic command and graceful delivery.”

Rob Adams – The Herald – Scottish Fiddle Festival 2012 Review

“He is a fiddler who is able to weave his playing well into the sound of his band”

Jamie O Brien – Popmaters

“Typical Shetland verve”

Rob Adams – Glasgow Herald

“Adroit Fiddling”

Earle Hitchner – Irish Echo, New York

“Henderson’s fiddle is sweet and clear”

Lisa Ward – Shetland Times

“The stand out tune was yet to come. Kevin provided it. It was revealed afterwards that he wrote it. He led it, and it resulted in the biggest applause of the night.”

Jonathan Lee – Shetland Times

“Kevin Henderson’s fiddle playing is all effortless grace and skill”

Kit Bailey – BBC2 Folk & Acoustic

Album Reviews


“This is glowing Shetland music”

Norman Chalmers – The Scotsman

“powerful and captivating”

Alex Monaghan – Living Tradition

“In its understated way this collection beautifully illustrates the often made point that traditional tunes need only to be played, not played about with, to maintain their currency, charm and power. Henderson plays with a lightness of touch and gracefulness that bring out myriad qualities… a pared down seductive gem.”

Rob Adams – The Sunday Herald

“We are instructed to file this cd under ‘Shetland/Traditional/Nordic/Folk/Celtic’ on the sleeve… I reckon you could also file under ‘pretty tasty instrumental fiddle music’.”

Allan Wilkinson – Northern Sky

“the 13 beautifully performed tunes heard here are deeply embroidered in the Shetlands tradition…Henderson’s return to his roots results in an album that puts an emphasis on lyricism, feeling and tone over sheer speed…A wee dram to that man.”

Tim Cumming – Songlines

“This is a lovely album, beautifully played….If you have any interest at all in Shetland fiddle music this is an album for you.”

Jeremy Weaver – FiddleOn

“audible proof that good tunes coupled with good musicianship are more than enough to make a first class album”


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