Hadhirgaan are a group of sixteen young Scottish musicians from the Orkney Islands who attend Kirkwall Grammar School, Kirkwall. Under the instruction of Douglas Montgomery the group have developed into an exciting young fiddle ensemble driven by a stomping rhythm section created by piano, bass, guitar and bodhran. The majority of the group had been playing together for over eight years at the time of the release of their self-titled album, "Hadhirgaan". At the time of the group's founding, many of the performers were themselves only eight years old, and Douglas himself a young boy of sixteen. In summer 2000 the group toured Canada and performed in Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax and Cape Breton.