"...one of the brightest talents ever to grace the traditional music scene"
"....an amazing Shetland fiddler"
Since releasing her debut solo album in 2005 and being awarded ‘Best Up and Coming Artist’ at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards, Jenna Reid has undoubtedly remained one of the brightest talents ever to grace the traditional music scene.
A protégé of the greatest names in Shetland fiddling, Dr Tom Anderson MBE and Willie Hunter, Jenna is a member of Highland Fiddle Band, Blazin Fiddles' and has appeared all over the world with Shetland fiddling sensations, ‘Filska’, Scottish super group, ‘Deaf Shepherd’ and ‘Dochas’, winners of ‘Best Up and Coming Band’ at the 2004 Scots Trad Music Awards.
Jenna has performed with the ‘Julie Fowlis', 'Fiddlers' Bid', The Unusual Suspects’, ‘The Finlay MacDonald Band’, and the folk/jazz outfit ‘The Vital Signs’ and ‘John Rae’s Celtic Feet’. Jenna was invited to perform on the sound track for the first ever Gaelic feature film, ‘Seachd’.
Since releasing her debut solo album and being awarded ‘Best Up and Coming Artist’, Jenna has undoubtedly remained one of the finest players ever to grace the traditional music scene. Following the success of her first album, Jenna was invited by Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas to perform on the third and fourth series of the Transatlantic Sessions.
Her second album ‘Laughing Girl’ features Kevin Mackenzie, Bethany Reid, Duncan Lyall, James Thomson, Iain Sandilands and Martin O’Neill.
Nominated as ‘Best Instrumentalist’ at the 2007 Scots Trad Awards, Jenna’s career continues to go from strength to strength.
Currently she’s involved with curating Shetland Fiddle Frenzy (a week-long summer school of first class fiddle and guitar), teaching and performing at Blazin’ Fiddles’ teaching week ‘Blazin’ in Beauly’ as well as performing with RANT, Blazon’ Fiddles and as a duo with her sister Bethany.