Patsy Reid

From Perthshire, Patsy Reid is a Scottish musician, composer and educator. 


Since stepping back from super-folk-group Breabach in 2011, Patsy has been in constant demand as a session player and arranger, animating others’ projects with her unique blend of fiddle and violin playing. 

A one-woman string quartet, Patsy has contributed violin, viola and cello to recordings by the likes of Zakir Hussain, Donald Shaw, Flook, Kathryn Tickell, and Duncan Chisholm; whilst on stage, she can be found performing with the who’s who of the Scottish folk scene, including Julie Fowlis, Donald Shaw, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, and Hamish Napier. 

She is also a popular fiddle tutor, appearing year-round at camps and courses such as Blazin’ in Beauly, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Ceòlas, the Scots Fiddle Festival, Black Isle Fiddle Weekend and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Known for getting down to the technical nitty gritty, Patsy combines her experience as a busy fiddle/viola player with her classical training to provide in-depth and practical tuition, aimed at those who really want to improve their sound, style and confidence.

A trained string and classroom teacher, Patsy’s qualifications include a 1st Class Honours Degree in Applied Music, a Post Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Specialist Strings, both of the latter from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Read more about Patsy on her website.

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