A virtuoso on several instruments, traditional in the Scottish Highlands, including the fiddle and the bagpipe, Duncan Chisholm first decided to play music when he was 8 years old, after seeing a local musician perform. Entranced by the traditional Scottish sound, Chisholm approached the musician and convinced him to agree to lessons. After mastering the fiddle, Chisholm was taught the bagpipes. By the age of 16, however, his teacher informed him that there was nothing more that he could teach Chisholm and that it was time for him to start developing his own distinct style. Chisholm soon began incorporating a variety of folk stylings into his traditional Celtic and is now renowned throughout much of his native country.