This Celtic harpist
has always had a love of Scottish music, and has
been singing for as long as she can remember. Her
passion grew working with the late Martyn Bennett, after
which she decided that a career in traditional music
would be her goal.
At the age of 15 she began playing the Scottish harp and
was immediately accepted into Splore, the traditional
music course at the Aberdeen International Youth
Festival. Having graduated in 2008 from The Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a first class
honors BA Scottish music, studying harp with Wendy
Stewart and piano with Mary McCarthy and James Ross, she went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in
Scottish music performance, under the guidance of Corrina Hewat.
has travelled extensively in Scotland and her
music has taken her as far afield as Germany, Demark,
Latvia and New York, playing for dignitaries like Jack
McConnell and Prince Albert of Monaco. She also provided
backing music for Tom Contiís rendition of ĎA Manís A
Maní during Tartan week in America in 2006, and returned
in 2009. She also has an interest in composition and
Scottish history, folklore and the roots of the songs
and tunes in her repertoire. She has 5 years teaching
experience, both in schools and with individual pupils.
This harpistís playing has been described as Ďvibrant and
thoughtful in her interpretation of traditional
standardsí and audiences have commented on the purity of
ĎHer playing and singing merge together creating a
magical experience for the listenerí.
'...you accessed the deepest part of the emotion in the