Louise Mackenzie is from Nigg in Easter Ross and as a youngster, was taught by three of Scotland’s most respected and treasured Tradition bearers; Aonghas Grant, Alasdair Fraser and the late Dr Tom Anderson. She was greatly inspired and influenced by her mentors and inherited a love for both teaching and composing. As well as tutoring for Fèis Rois she has been involved with various Fèisean for over 35 years. She was also a full-time Strings Instructor in East Sutherland for 15 years. In 2020, Louise was nominated as Tutor of the Year in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.