Chloë Bryce

Originally from Easter Ross, Chloë developed her grasp of Traditional Music through her involvement in the Fèis movement. She attended Fèis Rois’ residential Fèisean growing up and went on to perform across the UK and internationally as a participant on the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail. Chloë studied Fiddle and Gaelic Song at the National Centre […]

Alex Urquhart-Taylor

Alex is a piper and director of a web development company, as well as being on the board of a community renewables project. As a young person Alex was a keen participant in many of Fèis Rois’ activities, including the Junior and Senior Fèisean, Masterclasses, the Ceilidh Trail, and many other projects. Alex views his […]

Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer is a solicitor, and she spent a number of years working in commercial law firm in the Central Belt. She returned to the Highlands recently to work for Highlands and Islands Airports as a procurement advisor. She speaks Gaelic and is interested in pipe music and Gaelic song.  She has been involved in Fèis Rois […]

Mark Sheridan

Mark Sheridan

Mark is an expert adviser and writer in education and the creative and cultural industries in Scotland and Europe. He is Reader in Music and Creativity at The University of the Highlands and Islands, and a renowned composer. Appointed September 2013

Malina MacDonald-Dawson

Malina is Manager of a large Programme of Projects within Children’s Services of Highland Council. Having lived abroad after graduating from University, Malina returned to the Highlands where the musical culture was a huge pull. A keen singer and songwriter Malina enjoys both solo and choral singing with Inverness Gaelic Choir, Acclaim Choir and her […]

Fiona Callum

Fiona is a principal accountant at Highland Council, having spent a year working in Sydney, Australia and previously at EY Inverness. Fiona learned to play fiddle in school and took part in many school ceilidh bands and choirs at Culloden Academy, and now occasionally attends Inverness Fiddlers and takes part in the Fiddlers Rally most […]

Shannon Cowie

Shannon is currently in her second year at the University of Glasgow studying Medicine, having previously graduated with a degree in Pharmacology. She is very involved with Gaelic at the University and has, in the past, been a part of the Gaelic Residency Scheme “Taigh na Gàidhlig” for 2 years. She has also played a […]

Norman MacArthur

Norman has been teaching Gàidhlig and Gàidhlig medium subjects in Dingwall Academy since 2003. He has a performing background as a Gàidhlig singer, piper and occasional song writer. He is very much looking forward to a spell on the board and hopes in particular to contribute to the commitment Fèis Rois has to ensuring Gàidhlig […]

Shona Henderson

Shona is Assistant News Editor at the BBC and works out of the office in Inverness. She has worked at the BBC for over 20 years and first started to work for them in Glasgow. Shona was born and brought up on the Isle of Harris and is a native Gaelic speaker. She is interested […]

Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Duncan’s well-established musical career has taken him throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, through his solo work, his work with Julie Fowlis […]