• Home educated in Orkney, Fiona taught herself to read music and play the fiddle at the age of 14, after discovering her great grandfather Percy Driver's fiddle and bow in the barn on the family croft near Stromness. She joined the Orkney West Mainland Strathspey and Reel society a year later and was an active member for six years, receiving tuition and accompaniment from Jean Leonard.


  • As a teenager, Fiona won many competitions for her playing and composing, including the Orkney Young Musician of the Year Competition - quite an achievement when she had only been playing for a couple of years. She started writing tunes just a year after she began playing, and has written over 250 to date. Many of her tunes have been played and recorded by fiddlers across the globe.


  • Fiona met her husband, Shetland fiddler Trevor Hunter, at the age of 15, and he became the biggest influence on her playing and teaching. Fiona and Trevor married 22 years later, and now play as a duo. They plan to record an album together as soon as time allows.


  • In Orkney Fiona also plays with guitarist Graham Simpson. Fiona and Graham were members of The Lone Star Swing Band for many years, playing Western Swing and touring with the National Theatre of Scotland's show "Long Gone Lonesome".


  • Fiona also has a strong interest in classical music and plays violin with a small local chamber orchestra,"Orkney Camerata". She also writes classical music and recently composed her first string quartet, "Suite Assynt".


  • Currently a third year degree student, Fiona is studying Applied Music with the University of the Highlands and Islands, and in her spare time likes climbing mountains, gardening, photography, embroidery, sewing and knitting.


  • “Immensely accomplished and stylish” - FiddleOn Magazine

  • “Totally captivating” - Folk World

  • “Simply stunning fiddle playing” - Reading Folk Club