From humble beginnings in the Lochaber Junior Pipe band, Annie has become a renowned piper, singer, actor and educator. Over the last few decades, she has been involved in an enormous variety of projects and performances, that have seen her travel worldwide, including performing with Sting in his musical ‘The last Ship’ and most recently […]
BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year for 2020, Ali specialises in piping and whistles and has been immersed in Scottish traditional music since the age of nine when a family friend started teaching him the pipes. Ali spent 4 years at the National Centre of Excellence for Traditional Music in Plockton before […]
Cathal McConnell is one of traditional music’s true legends. As a founder of Boys of the Lough he has taken Irish music round the world, touring the US countless times and entertaining audiences with his sweetly sung ballads, his lightly worn virtuosity on flute and tin whistle and his inimitable drolleries.
For the past three years Graeme Armstrong, a singer and guitarist from the Scottish Borders, has been performing at world leading festivals including, Cambridge Folk Fesitval, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK, Chile and Las Palmas, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and 3 successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections with the band Talisk. […]
Dumfriesshire born multi award winning singer and musician Emily Smith has toured worldwide performing her blend of traditional and original songs. As ‘Smith & McClennan’ she mainly works as a duo with her husband Jamie McClennan. Emily has enjoyed a shift of focus from touring to teaching recently and has worked for several years as […]
Rachel Hair has released 5 critically acclaimed albums, and currently performs in a duo with guitarist Ron Jappy. A world-renowned teacher, Rachel has performed and taught throughout the USA, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, and Europe and her lockdown HARP at HOME online workshops have been viewed by thousands of harpists throughout the world.
Jenn Butterworth is one of the most notable folk guitarists in the UK acoustic music scene. In 2019, she was awarded the title ‘Musician of the Year’ from the Scots Trad Music Awards, and was nominated for the same title in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, she is a lynchpin […]
Liz Carroll is an Irish fiddler, composer, and recording artist. She is the first Irish-American musician to be nominated for a Grammy, and the first American-born composer honored with the Cumadóir TG4, Ireland’s most significant traditional music prize. She has toured as a solo artist and with The Green Fields of America, the group Trian, […]
Corrina Hewat is a Scottish singer and harper, composer, educator, director, big thinker. Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s most original musicians, she has been involved with a huge variety of bands and projects over the last 25 years.
Ian hails from the Scottish Borders where he works as a musician, composer and teacher. He did a brief stint in London at the Royal Academy of Music many years ago where he graduated in Accordion. Since then, he has worked mainly in the traditional music scene but also in the schools teaching accordion, keyboard […]
Rachel Walker is a singer, songwriter, arranger and educator based in the heart of Lochaber in Scotland’s beautiful West Highlands. At home with both Gaelic and English, she encountered the Gaelic tradition at a young age, after her family moved from Lincolnshire in England to the small village of Kinlochewe in Wester Ross. It was […]
Conal McDonagh is a piper from Poolewe in Wester Ross. Influenced by both his Scottish upbringing and Irish heritage, Conal plays the Irish Uilleann pipes as well as the Scottish Highland and Border pipes, whistles and flute. Conal developed his music through Fèis Rois tuition weeks, studied at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional […]
Gary West is a musician, broadcaster and academic who has been highly active in the study and performance of Scottish culture for over three decades. He is the host of Pipeline, on BBC Radio Scotland, and was delighted to be inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame last year.
Harper/ pianist Ingrid Henderson is a ”musician of outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility.” With over 25 years experience in traditional music, her teaching credentials include lecturing on UHI’s BA Gaelic & Music & tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Trad Music. She performs as a duo with ex Blazin’ Fiddler, […]
Iain MacFarlane is one of the finest exponents of West Highland fiddling. Iain’s long career has seen him front fiddle-band, Blazin Fiddles for 15 years, guest tours with Boys of the Lough and duo with Iain MacDonald. He currently plays with the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band and teach at the National Centre of Traditional Music.
Wendy Weatherby is a cellist, singer and composer from Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduating from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1983, she embarked on a career involving performing and teaching, singing and playing in both traditional Scottish and Jazz bands.
Innes Watson, from Glasgow, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with over ten years of contemporary and traditional Scottish music performance, recording, teaching and producing experience. He grew up in the Scottish Borders in very supportive musical surroundings encouraging an extremely eclectic mix of skills, abilities, interests and accolades that combine to make Innes one of the […]
Wendy Stewart is a leading Scottish harper, a critically acclaimed, world class performer who connects with the listener at a deep musical level and a renowned teacher who coaxes the budding musician out of the hesitant beginner. Her musical commitment is both to make traditional harp accessible to all and to explore her own musical […]