With musical roots lying in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Rebecca and Maggie are two promising young fiddler players on the current music scene.
The duo interweave melodies, with beautiful harmonies, in original and dynamic arrangements. Their passion for music has seen them perform far and wide, recognising them as two up and coming fiddlers to watch.
Rebecca Rogers is a promising young fiddle player, tutor, and composer based in the Scottish Borders. Since picking up the fiddle aged nine, she has been a long-established member and volunteer in The Small Hall Band where she was introduced to teaching. Since then she has honed her skills by volunteering and shadowing experienced mentors, in addition to teaching fiddle privately and in workshops. She has performed and trained with some of todays most accomplished musicians, notably during her years study on Newcastle Universities Folk and Traditional Music Degree.
Rebecca understands first hand the power of music to transform, communicate and inspire. With a wealth of high profile support gigs and tutoring under her belt, she is committed to passing on her skills and her enthusiasm for keeping traditions alive and current.
From the Borders village of Stow on the Gala Water, Maggie is a passionate young trad fiddle player and composer. Initially studying classical viola from the age of 7, Maggie then joined the Small Hall Band on fiddle, playing tunes from both sides of the border. Studying with several eminent players including Claire Telford (Yehudi Menuhin School), Shona Mooney (The Shee) and Borders fiddler Lucy Cowan, Maggie also developed her traditional fiddle style in numerous groups including 13/8 and the EYG Big Band, as well as at Tinto and Folkworks Summer Schools. She has also been tutored by and performed with many of the top names in contemporary traditional music, including Rhona Wilkie, Mike Bryan, Mike Vass, Duncan Chisholm and Charlie McKerron. Maggie enjoys developing new ideas, including percussive and double-stopping playing styles, innovative harmony and melody lines, and playing in cross-cultural collaborations such as with bhangra group Tigerstyle. Maggie recently assisted in running youth workshops at Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 and is now a Festival Intern at the Scots Fiddle Festival. She is currently focussing on her fiddle duo with Rebecca.