Artie Tresize MBE

Artie Trezise has played an important role in the preservation of traditional Scottish folk music. His 1979 collaboration with his wife, Cilla Fisher of the influential folk singing Fisher family, Cilla And Artie was dubbed Folk Album of the Year by British music magazine Melody Maker, while their albums include 1976's Balcanqhal, featuring the guitar accompaniment of Archie Fisher, For Foul Day and Fair in 1978, and Reaching Out in 1986.

Artie's later work was performed as a member of the Singing Kettle, a popular children's music group that he shares with his daughter, Jane Trezise, Cilla Fisher, and Garry Coupland.

Descended from a Cornish family, Artie grew up in Scotland. Inspired by the Fife folk music scene, he became a member of the Great Fife Road Show in the early '70s. Although he and Fisher initially sang folk songs from England and North America in their early repertoire, they increasingly turned their full attention to the music of Scotland.

At Fisher's urging, the duo began performing children's music as the Singing Kettle in the early '80s. Initially performing in schools, the group has become one of Scotland's biggest box-office draws. Their five television series for BBC Scotland introduced their music to youngsters, while their first six videos have sold over 350,000 copies.