Sarah-Jane Summers © Andreas Ulvo

Sarah-Jane's extremely diverse skills on fiddle, viola and Hardanger fiddle have led her to perform at rock, jazz, folk, country, contemporary, noise/experimental festivals worldwide with artists as diverse as fiddle-quartet RANT, Julie Fowlis, Quatuor Bozzini, and top Norwegian pop band Highasakite.

Her duo with Juhani Silvola has earnt rave reviews, including 5/5 and Top of the World status from Songlines:

"magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments" (Songlines Magazine)

"otherworldly" (The Living Tradition)

"sets a standard for others to follow" (FiddleOn Magazine)

A tradition bearer of the old style of Highland fiddle music from the North of Scotland, Sarah-Jane also has a Masters degree in traditional Norwegian music and free improvisation on Hardanger fiddle from the Norwegian State Academy of Music.


An experienced educator, she loves teaching young and old alike, has taught and given talks worldwide, has released a tuition DVD, and is passionate about people finding their own musical voice.

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