Traditional Scottish fiddle playing

David Nicholson

I was born and brought in central Fife and was diagnosed with having Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 18. From a very early age I have always had a passion for music and in particular folk and classical music. I started to learn the violin at the age of 10 and music has helped me cope with the challenges that having Aspergers Syndrome brings to me. Being autistic also helps me to focus on my music and to be disciplined too. Being disciplined and focused is very important in being a musician I feel. I have been privileged to have been taught by inspiring music teachers at school and by some of the best fiddle players in Scotland. Through music I have made friends with some incredibly talented and kind young musicians in the traditional music scene. I take inspiration from many musicians both from the classical and traditional musical worlds and use my music to connect with people and to develop a sound on my violin which is rich and warm and which conveys my joy of music. Aside from music, my other interests include the countryside, reading, politics, autism advocacy and campaigning and walking.


X2 » Lunchtime performance (14:10 - Friday, 16th September, Lomond foyer performance area)