Benedict Morris from Glasgow is a fast growing name in the traditional world of music. Boasted for his “Virtuosity” by Irish Music Magazine and hailed “Magnificent” by Sharon Mair at BBC Scotland, Benedict is one of the finest up and coming musicians in the scene and is already starting to make a huge impact on the traditional music scene.
He is currently part of a duo with Belfast born guitarist Cormac Crummey (Bene & Cormac) with their debut album “Wavelength” released in November 2018 when they enjoyed sell out performances on their Scotland/Ireland tour. Benedict is also fiddle player alongside 5X World Champion Irish dancer David Geaney in his show ‘Velocity’ which recently set Broadway alight with their two-week stint in the New Victoria Theatre, earning several 5 star reviews.
Having toured the UK, Ireland, Europe and South America with both outfits as well as with major Irish dance shows, Benedict is well equipped to performing on any stage.
Two highlights of his early career so far are performing with Ímar at one of Europe’s biggest folk festivals, Tønder Fetsival in August as well as playing to a sell out audience in Dublin’s 3 Arena at the beginning of 2018.
In January 2019, Benedict was named BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year as part of Celtic Connections. Since winning he has already started 2 new projects, the first being a trio with BBC award winners Ryan Murphy (Ímar, Manran) and Pablo Lafuente (Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Project Smok) who will record their album in 2019, and a video series ‘Backers’ on his social media accounts focusing on the various styles of accompaniment; playing and interviewing a new ‘backer’ in each episode.