Colin Cotter is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and creative-at-large from the Bay Area who 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, never looking 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. Join the mailing list to stay up-to-date with new releases and tour dates!
MAC is part of the natural progression of Celtic music as it has worked away into the American consciousness. Ryan McKasson (fiddle), Elias Alexander (bagpipes/vox), and Colin Cotter (guitar/vox) are all three well-versed in the Celtic music tradition. The music that they write and perform as the contemporary Celtic-Americana folk trio, MAC, reveals fiery personas tempered with artistry, finesse, and virtuosity as they draw from a deep well of innovative original music and lush arrangements of traditional songs and tunes. Released in 2018, Perfectly Manufactured Reality depicts this creative journey from its infancy up to the present moment.