Michael Muir, fiddle

Hailing from the border town of Dumfries, Michael developed his distinctive fiddle style first with classical training from one of the region’s leading teachers, Michael Stubbs, and then migrated towards the folk scene thanks to the thriving folk music community in the local village of Moniaive. He gained his first ceilidh band experiences alongside members of the prolific local groups “Two Left Feet” and “The Back Room Band” from whom he learned much about playing Irish and Scottish folk music, and now plays with his own band “Three Men and a Box.”

Michael developed his relaxed teaching style by tutoring Glasgow Universities’ Celtic Music Group for two and a half years and likes to encourage the sharing of ideas in his workshops, as well as working on improving folk ornamentation, phrasing and rhythmic playing.