I'm a freelance musician, working mainly in folk music.
My delight in Scottish music stems from my earliest musical experiences- contact with people deeply connected to their tradition in every sense: the language, people, music and landscape of my home town of Achiltibuie. From family members, neighbours and friends I learned the Highland bagpipes and accordion by ear, and built a strong affinity with this music and culture. Later years brought a new passion: The piano, my imagination truly captured by the seemingly limitless number of possibilities this instrument offered.
The piano has been a link to much wider worlds of music; classical, jazz and electronica, all of which now closely link to pretty much every aspect of my work.
I've a degree in Applied Music from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scottish Certificate in Jazz Performance from the University of St Andrews, and a Masters of Music Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
It's lovely to hear from folk. To get in touch my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org