Bryan Gear is widely recognised as one of Shetland’s finest fiddle players. He began the fiddle aged 9 and being latterly taught by the great Shetland fiddler Willie Hunter. Bryan's grandfather, Bobby Peterson, was also a considerable influence on his playing as he was also a fine fiddler. He played for King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla in Buckingham Palace in 2017.
Violet Tulloch's music career started many years ago when she played accordion as her first instrument. She progressed to the piano and has accompanied many acknowledged musicians including Willie Hunter, Aly Bain and Tom Anderson. Violet has made many television and radio broadcasts including her own biography on BBC Radio Scotland. Her musical abilities have led to several recordings with many artists.
Bryan and Violet have been musically entwined for many years now. They play mostly at local concerts but have travelled to Sweden, Spain and Canada to play for festivals. They have performed for Princess Anne in 2014, King Charles III in 2021 and played as artists onboard several cruise ships.
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