I’m from Shetland and have been playing fiddle for more than thirty years. I learned much of what I know from the late, great Dr Tom Anderson, and have travelled worldwide performing and teaching music. With my fiddle on my back, I’ve so far visited Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sardinia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, Ireland and the UK.

I currently perform in line-ups including Blyde Lasses, Danse McCabre and Shetland’s Heritage Fiddlers. In 2016 and 2017 I was honoured to curate Shetland Fiddle Frenzy, an annual celebration of our aert-kent music culture. For the past nine years I’ve been writing award-winning Shetland-themed songs and find myself increasingly drawn to stories of historic events, particularly those involving women.

‘Insightful, sensitively written, played’
The Living Tradition

‘With the winter weather hammering at the windows, Claire White’s Lasses Trust In Providence is an inviting escape from the cold.’
The Shetland Times


  • www.clairewhite.info
  • claire@clairewhite.info
  • facebook.com/ClaireWhiteShetland
  • twitter.com/white_shetland
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  • +44(0)7779 726 652
  • +44(0)1950 477 835


  • Duo
  • Featured on: Birnam Music Compilation 2019

Claire's Music


  • clairewhiteshetland.bandcamp.com