Colin Cotter is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and creative-at-large from the San Francisco Bay Area. Colin began fiddling at the age of four as a continuation of his family’s tradition in Finnish fiddle music. A few years into his life as a fiddler, he dove into the world of Scottish and Irish traditional music, and never looked back. He is a self-taught guitarist, blending a wide range of influences to craft a unique rhythmic style that he brings to collaborations with artists from across the musical spectrum.
Colin has toured internationally as a guitarist, fiddler, and singer-songwriter in numerous ensembles, and as a solo artist. He is a regular faculty member at Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, and the Mike Block String Camp. Colin’s first instrument may have been fiddle, but he played xylophone in high school band – and loved it!