Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson:

Keith began learning the fiddle at an early age in the North-East of Scotland and soon made an impact on the folk music scene, winning many regional fiddle competitions. Further notable successes followed including the Dunfermline Young Fiddler of Scotland aged 15, and the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddler of the Year aged 20.

Keith learned the particular fiddle style of his home area through teaching by Angus Shaw and playing with Mary Milne. Keith also played as a soloist many times in the media including BBC t.v.’s “Ceol Na Fidhle” and radio’s “Reel Blend” and during many years playing with the Banchory Strathspey and Reel Society where he also appeared as a soloist on their CD “Tribute to Scott Skinner”.

Outside of the band, Keith works as a research scientist and his hobbies include learning the art of violin making and exploring fiddle music from other cultures.

Keith playing a Jewish Polsye and Russion Sher as part of the BHS On-Line Concert given by the band in 2019. A sher or sherele  is a dance and musical form in Eastern European Jewish  folk music, notably Klezmer music. The words mean “scissors” or “little scissors” respectively. Therefore sometimes it is called the ‘scissors dance’ or ‘little scissors dance’.