Jenna Reid

Award-winning Shetland Fiddler

Composer of the Year - Scots Trad Music Awards 2019

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I’m over the moon to say I’ve written my first children’s book,
I’m an author!

Jenna is a fiddler who was born and bred in Quarff, Shetland.

Her fiddling began at a young age alongside her sister & brother, under the watchful eye of the late Willie Hunter. 


Jenna’s recently released 5th solo album ‘Working Hands’ is a stunning collection of her compositions.

One of Shetland's finest and most accomplished modern-day fiddlers, Jenna Reid releases her sixth album.

Alongside her long standing musical partner, Harris Playfair, sparks fly when these two masterful players connect, now brilliantly showcased on their long-awaited duo record One Day.
One Day captures the unparalleled musical relationship between two of Scotland’s most virtuosic traditional musicians.
Official launch 25th January 2023  – 7.30pm – 8.30pm Recital Rooms, City Hall, Glasgow. Celtic Connections Festival.





I am thrilled to be recognised as one of 12 women for contributions to Scottish Culture. It is an honour, I absolutely love working as a performer, writer and tutor within and being part of many aspects of Scotland's musical culture. I am proud of my musical roots as a Shetlander and I hope to inspire others to pursue their love of music.

Working Hands is Jenna's most accomplished album to date.

Working Hands presents Jenna Reid’s most mature and accomplished music to date. Featuring the ultra-classy McFall’s Chamber, it brings together the poised expression of her playing with fiddle quartet Rant and the touch, tone, gorgeous blue notes, conspiratorial feints and sheer exuberance that have long been the hallmark of Jenna’s truly inspired partnership with pianist Harris Playfair.

Featuring predominantly original compositions, the album grew out of lessons Jenna took with Robert McFall. Already extremely proficient and expressive, Reid wanted to work on her technique and hone her sound and delivery, and from working on these finer points with McFall she decided to make a recording that was different to her previous albums such as With Silver and All and Morning Moon.

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Working Hands

Jenna’s recently released solo album, featuring Mr McFall’s Chamber.


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