Patsy Reid is from Knapp in Perthshire and aged 25, has a great amount of experience in performing and teaching both traditional and classical music. She remains the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship and released her debut solo album “With Complements” in 2002. At 17, Patsy was a finalist in the original BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award and is now a member of the band Breabach, who won a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections 2005. Breabach recorded their debut album 'The Big Spree' with well-known producer Donald Shaw and it was released by Vertical Records in June 2007. In 2006, the band was nominated for best Up and Coming Artist at the Scots Trad Music Awards, and for the past two years they have been nominated for Best Folk Band. Patsy also performs with Maeve MacKinnon, who was named Best Up and Coming Artist at the Awards in 2007. In 2008, Patsy was approached to write a New Voices commission for Celtic Connections entitled 'Bridging the Gap'. The 50 minute piece of music was very well received and the live recording was released on Vertical Records in November 2008.
Patsy graduated form Strathclyde University in 2004 with a 1st class Honours BA degree in Applied Music, specialising in performance and album production. She continued her studies in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music and after two years gained a Post Graduate Certicicate of Education with Specialist String Teaching and a Post Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance.
Patsy is a tutor at the award-winning Taransay Fiddle Camp and Alasdair Fraser's fiddle course @ Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
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