Duncan Chisolm was born in Inverness and was brought up in Kirkhill where he first heard the sound of the fiddle. Donald Riddell and the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society were performing there in the Spring of 1976 and everything changed that evening.Within a year Donald had moved him onto Pipe Marches of the 2/4 and 6/8 variety and he fell in love with this music instantly. After 8 years under his watchful eye Donald told him one night that he was no longer going to teach him. He was to no longer play the fiddle like Donald Riddell. He must play like Duncan Chisholm.
Wolfstone was put together as a project album. It started in 1988 when David Foster and Duncan recorded some tunes together, joined by Stuart and Struan Eaglesham for their help on guitar and keyboards and really the band was born then. The album was finished in the Summer of 1989 in time for the bands first performance at the Highland Traditional Music Festival in Dingwall. A year later they quit their jobs and life on the road began in earnest.
Throughout the Wolfstone years Duncan has continued to play as a solo artist. In 1997 he released his first solo album 'Redpoint', 'The Door of Saints' in 2001 and 'Farrar' in 2008. His fourth album is due to be released in early 2010.