lori watson

The ambitious Strathspey and Surreal Society (a 24-piece fiddle band like you have never heard before) have just completed our third concert headlining the Old Fruitmarket at Celtic Connections festival playing nine pieces of...

Strathspey and Surreal Society

Lots of fiddles and innovative compositions

Yarrow is the working title of my new album project, inspired by the Scottish Borders and Yarrow valley. I’m creating a work of original and traditional music and song exploring human experience and the connections...

Lori Watson

Fiddle/Song, Composing

Boreas are: Rachel Newton (The Shee, Furrow Collective) – clàrsach/Gaelic song, Britt Pernille Frøholm (Maar, Face The Bear) – hardanger fiddle, Lori Watson – fiddle/Scots song, and Irene Tillung (Tindra, Maar) – accordion. Boreas...


Fiddle/Scots Song, Hardanger Fiddle, Accordion, Clàrsach/Gaelic song

Watson/Black are Lori Watson & Fiona Black (The Outside Track) from Evanton.  Growing up in the musical traditions of both the Highlands (Black) and Lowlands (Watson) of Scotland, through ceilidhs and sessions, followed by...


Fiddle/Song, Accordion

Rule of Three were my main folk music project from 2006-2012 during which time I released two albums ‘Three’ and ‘Pleasures Coin’. The trio was initially Lori Watson with Fiona Young (accordion) and Innes...

Rule Of Three

Fiddle/Song, Guitar, Accordion

Fireside Music Company is a musical storytelling collaboration between Margaret Bennett and Lori Watson. Inspired by the music, song and stories of the Scottish Borders and beyond, we blend voices and music, interspersed with informal...

Fireside Music Company

Fiddle/Song, Storytelling