• Composer Name : Eilidh Firth
  • Username : eilidhfirth
  • Website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com
  • Eilidh is a Glasgow-based fiddle player specialising in Scottish traditional music. Eilidh grew up in Dundee and began playing the violin at the age of six. In 2013, she graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Bachelors of Arts in Scottish Music. Before her studies at the Conservatoire, Eilidh performed as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and the Tayside Young Fiddlers. Eilidh’s love of traditional music came to the fore when attending Alasdair Fraser’s fiddle course on the Isle of Skye in 2005. Eilidh has since received scholarships to attend Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School in California, USA. Eilidh has been a member of the five-piece Scottish folk band ‘Barluath’ since 2011 and has performed at festivals and concerts in Germany, France, Denmark and the USA. She features on two Barluath albums, ‘Source’ (2012) and ‘At Dawn of Day’ (2015). 2016 saw the release of Eilidh’s first solo EP ‘Searchlight’ featuring Alistair Iain Paterson on piano and Alice Allen on cello. This four track EP showcases some of Eilidh’s own compositions and tunes from the Scottish and American traditions. Eilidh is an enthusiastic teacher and is involved in projects with Fèis Rois, Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Musicworks project as well as private teaching in Glasgow.

Music by Eilidh Firth:

Snap the Banjo composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

A pipe reel written for a night at The Park Bar with an unfortunate ending. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com. Publisher: Tune type: Reel Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

The Colliday composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

Named for a trip to An Chridhe Arts Centre on the Isle of Coll. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com. Publisher: Tune type: Jig Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

The B composed by Eilidh Firth

A reel written for a B&B that doesn’t actually provide breakfast. The tune works well played either fast or slow. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com Publisher: Tune type: Reel Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

The Grinder Minder composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

‘The Grinder Minder’ is a jig written for our good friend Sarah Muir, with a reference to the popular online dating app. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com Publisher: Tune type: Jig Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.

Scott and Lucy’s Wedding composed by Eilidh Firth

Eilidh wrote this reel in A major to celebrate the wedding of her two good friends Lucy and Scott. The wedding isn’t until August 2017 but it’s good to be prepared! The tune features in the opening track of Eilidh’s 2016 EP ‘Searchlight’ which is available to listen on her website and on Soundcloud. Composer […]

The Big Chief composed by Eilidh Firth

The Big Chief is a slower strathspey style tune named for a wigwam at Uig in the north of the Isle of Skye. The tune is featured on Barluath’s album ‘At Dawn of Day’. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com Publisher: Tune type: Strathspey Listen: http://www.barluath.com/media If you have a question for Eilidh Firth you can contact them […]

The Duke of Dennistoun composed by Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman

Eilidh and Eddie wrote this pipe reel in early 2016 and dedicated it to Eilidh’s dog ‘Angus – The Duke of Dennistoun’. Composer website: http://www.eilidhfirth.com Publisher: Tune type: Reel Listen: If you have a question for Eilidh Firth/ Eddie Seaman you can contact them here. If there is no link there is no contact address.