Judi Nicolson

Scottish fiddler Judi Nicolson is a consummate performer. Her dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of Scotland’s music have created a demand for her playing at solo appearances, concerts and dances throughout the U.K. and Americas.


Although classically trained from an early age, her passion has always been traditional Scottish fiddle music. By age fifteen she had won three major open Scottish fiddle championships. Judi went on to play at various music venues throughout the U.K. both as a soloist and with some of the finest Scottish dance bands.


Over the years, Judi has recorded numerous sessions for radio and has appeared on television and in theatre. She has recorded two solo albums and 14 albums with various musicians and bands, and has also published a book of her own compositions.


Judi qualified as a violin teacher in Scotland, teaching both classical and traditional fiddle, and in 2008 relocated to Texas with her family. She continues to teach, perform, and adjudicate numerous fiddle competitions and championships, including the fiddle competition at the 2018 New Hampshire Highland Games.

Read more about Judi on her website.

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