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Sian Phillips Folk Musician

Siân Phillips is a fiddle player specialising in Welsh Folk and Fiddle Music.[1]

Born in South Wales and raised primarily in Aberaeron, Ceredigion, she gained her knowledge of Welsh folk music from playing with several folk dance groups.[2][3] She has been a member of the following folk and Celtic bands: Bysedd Main, Constitution Hillbillies, Cromlech, Ysbryd, Wild Welsh Women, Celtish, Cara and the Rowdies[4] and guested with many more.

Siân currently lives and works in North Oxfordshire as a musician. She organizes an annual music festival, the Fiddle Festival of Wales.[5][6][7]


Phillips has arranged and edited a book of Welsh Fiddle Tunes, published by Schott Music Publishers under their Schott World Music Series, which was released in April 2013.[8][9]


Albums include:

  • Gramundus, Fflach Tradd CD218[10]
  • Jac to Bach, Speedy Kat; SPDKCD01[11][12]
  • "Centrifusion" (band: Celtish)[13]


  1. ^ "Welsh Fiddle". Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Fiddler Sian Phillips at Chandler". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Virtuoso Welsh fiddler Siân Phillips to perform at Green Mountain College". The Mountain Times. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Obituaries: Rory Furlong. Folkways Magazine, June 2012.
  5. ^ "Annual Welsh Celtic Fiddle contest to continue at Stackpole Centre". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "The traditional music of Wales". BBC. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "FIDDLE FESTIVAL OF WALES GOES INTERNATIONAL". Irish Music Magazine. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Welsh Fiddle Tunes: Review" Morris Federation Newsletter
  9. ^ "Welsh Fiddle Tunes (Sheet Music/CD) 97 Traditional Pieces for Violin". Presto Classical. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "SIAN PHILLIPS "Gramundus"". The Living Tradition Magazine. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Siân Phillips and Danny Kilbride / RootsWorld Recording Review
  12. ^ "Siân Phillips & Danny Kilbride "Jac tô Bach". The Living Tradition Magazine. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Celtish Centrifusion" FolkWorld CD Reviews

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