Fellow: Shaw
Elected: 2022
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Mr Donald Shaw
Artistic Director, Celtic Connections
Donald Shaw is an acclaimed Scottish musician, producer, festival director and award-winning composer. He is currently Artistic Director for the Celtic Connections festival. Donald has recorded and collaborated on over 100 albums with musicians in all styles of music, composed extensively for film and TV and directed large-scale live commissions. His compositions have been performed by the BBC London Philharmonic, the Halle Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Donald has produced live music projects for National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival, Womad UK, BBC Proms, London Olympics 2012 and Commonwealth Games Festival 2014, and he owns the independent label ‘Vertical Records’, which has released over 40 acclaimed albums. Donald also co-founded and has toured worldwide with Scots folk band Capercaillie.