Ronnie Gibson is an authority on Scottish fiddle music, and author of the highly acclaimed website, ScottishFiddleMusic.com. His current research project, Continuity and Revival in the Transmission of Scottish Fiddle Music from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day focuses on violin performance in eighteenth-century Scotland and its transmission from then to now. The study combines elements of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and cultural history, in what is ultimately an interrogation of tradition, and is jointly supervised by Prof David Smith (Department of Music) and Dr Frances Wilkins (Elphinstone Institute).
He also has a growing interest in computational methods of music analysis, and is involved in an ongoing project with researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University and Fraunhofer IDMT investigating Shetland fiddle music.
Ronnie holds a BMus degree from the University of Aberdeen and an MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Pirie-Reid Scholar at St Catherine’s College. He is in demand as a performer and tutor of fiddle music, and teaches fiddle for Scottish Cultures and Traditions, a continuing education initiative in Aberdeen.
Please visit his University profile for further information regarding publications and conference papers.