Elephants… Airplanes… and Mt. Everest 

What’s music got to do with it? 


Colin MacLeod, “The Celtic Fiddle Guru”, is opening new windows to the potential of music in people’s lives. 

Colin is originally from Scotland and now travels the world engaging audiences through playing Celtic fiddle, telling stories, teaching and performing. Colin loves to play from the heart as he shares his rich knowledge about the Celtic culture. 

Colin was a young lad when he started playing the violin in Scotland at the age of 7— thus beginning his musical journey that has so far covered five continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. 

Always willing to experience life first-hand, Colin’s personal philosophy is ”you never know— unless you go.” And, GO he has. Leaving his homeland in Scotland to establishing a second home base in Melbourne, Australia he has sought out Scottish culture wherever his travels take him. While living abroad at the time, Colin and friends co-founded the Scottish Music Festival in Resipole, Scotland. 

In 2017, Colin’s Celtic Fiddle Playing was taken to “new inspirational heights” by playing the violin in a plane at 33,000 feet over the peak of Mt. Everest in Asia. 

On the ground again, he was to be found serenading the elephants in the Sumatran jungle with a rendition of “Jungle Bells.” 

Colin’s present focus is growing his international music business in the USA, where he inspires, educates and entertains for schools, colleges, businesses and social events. 

Ask Colin what it was like to play at sunrise in Sedona, Arizona; at the Grand Canyon or the Hoover Dam; 

And find out what the resident seals at Pier 39 in San Francisco Bay think of his Celtic fiddle playing! 

…and look up often… you never know when he might be skydiving into a neighborhood near you. 

Colin knows that Music has the power to Open Hearts and Transforms Minds 

Find out more on Colin’s travels and adventures below 

.Colin MacLeod 

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Celtic Fiddle Guru

The tartan colours in the background of the image are those of the Ancient Hunting MacLeod tartan. The MacLeod clan in Scotland dates back to 1208 .