Elinor Brown

Elinor Brown’s mindfulness practice is fundamental to her daily life and her personal and working relationships. Elinor leads group-based courses and has delivered training in the charitable, education and corporate sectors. She trained to teach Mindfulness with...

Jessica Burton

Jessica grew up in Orkney surrounded by traditional music. A graduate of the Scottish course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jessica was a finalist in the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016. She won The Clarsach Society Young Composer...

Murray Campbell

Murray Campbell is a Senior Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches and engages in research on the scientific behaviour of musical instruments. He is the author of two textbooks and many research articles in this field. He is also an...

Màiri Chaimbeul

Màiri Chaimbeul is a Boston-based harp player from the Isle of Skye. She is known for her versatile sound, combining a deep-rooted sense of Gaelic tradition with a distinctive improvising voice and honed classical technique. A graduate of Berklee College of Music,...

Tana Collins

As the Festival’s massage therapist since 2002, Tana has also now qualified with distinction as a stress management trainer. As well as running workshops in various aspects of stress management, Tana also works with small groups and individuals in her private practice...

Marianne Cranston

Marianne is a qualified member of the Dutch Societies of Holistic Pulsing and Astrology, with wide experience of working in Europe and the UK. Healing with the voice and chakra therapy is a new technique, which Marianne combines with soft pulsing and massage. Her goal...

Tola Custy

Tola Custy hails from Toonagh in County Clare. Music has been his friend since he was able to walk and has since played in numerous combinations with musicians such as Alan Kelly, Gerry O’Beirne, Dezi Donnelly and Cathal Hayden and Cora player Solo Sissoko. In a...

Dominique Dodge

Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer who lives in Vermont and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is deeply grounded in the music and song traditions of Cape Breton, Ireland, and Scotland. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of the University of Limerick, from...

Heather Downie

Having been introduced to Scottish music by the late Martyn Bennett, Heather has been involved in music from a young age. Graduating from the RSAMD with a first class honours degree, Heather went on to achieve distinction in her postgraduate diploma in performance...

Elinor Evans

Born in Scotland of Welsh parents, Elinor is a hybrid of two Celtic cultures. In 2014 she gained a BA (Hons) Scots Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and in 2016 completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and...

Stuart Eydmann

Edinburgh based traditional musician Dr Stuart Eydmann is no stranger to the Festival having performed several times in the past with his group the Whistlebinkies. As an ethnomusicologist he has researched and written extensively on aspects of the traditional...

Catrin Finch

Catrin Finch needs no introduction to harp aficionados. She has been playing harp and winning awards from the age of 8. She studied at the Purcell School and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the Queen’s Award for the most outstanding student of...

Cheryl Ann Fulton

A world class artist and leading pioneer of historical harps, Cheryl Ann Fulton has enjoyed a wonderful international performing, recording, teaching and scholarly research career since 1984. Recognized as a “genuine virtuosa of her instrument” she performs on and...

Pete Grassby

Pete has been playing and singing for most of his life. He is a well-known musician and folk dance caller and has performed around the world, especially New Zealand, Germany and Sweden as well as in the UK. He repairs and deals in melodeons and accordions and has now...

Sharron Griffiths

Sharron started playing the harp at the age of ten in her native Wales, she has pursued a busy and varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in recitals both on the concert platform, CD recording and TV & radio broadcasts. Sharron works regularly...

Rachel Hair

“A Superb Highland Harpist” (BBC Radio 2), Rachel regularly tours worldwide, both as a soloist and with the Rachel Hair Trio. A much sought after harp tutor, she has taught harp at numerous harp festivals throughout the UK, the USA and Europe. She has published...

Eleanor Hetherington

Eleanor is a classically trained harpist from Edinburgh, with a deep rooted background in Gaelic traditional music. Since graduating from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Germany in 2008, Eleanor has performed extensively as an orchestral harpist with many prestigious...

Corrina Hewat

Corrina Hewat is Principal Harp Tutor (BA Scottish Music) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is a harpist, singer, writer, composer and arranger, musical director, recording artist and musical collaborator. Her huge range of musical influences has contributed...

John Hoare

John has been making and restoring harps since 1966. As a founder member of Pilgrim Harps he has been part of the design team developing the lever and pedal harps for the players of today. He has also restored almost every type of harp from the hook action harps of...

Laoise Kelly

Laoise Kelly, from Westport, County Mayo is one of Ireland’s leading traditional harpers. She has performed and recorded with the foremost artists in Irish music from The Chieftains to Kate Bush. She represented Ireland at the World Harp Festival in Paraguay and has...

Diego Laverde Rojas

From Bogotá, Colombia, Diego has been playing the ‘Llanera’ (low land) Harp since 1982. Diego works as a solo performer, teacher, as well as a member of different projects. Currently he is an active member of the band The Familiar Strangers with singer, Rory McLeod...

Tristan Le Govic

A native of Brittany, Tristan began playing the Celtic harp at six years old. While living in Ireland, Scotland and Sweden, he blended his native repertoire with other music to develop a unique sound. As one of the finest Celtic harpers today, he has performed around...

Màiri Macleod

Màiri Macleod is a Scottish born musician with exceptional ability and passion for music. Her background is from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, where music is part of their everyday culture. Now living in the Isle of Lewis, she teaches Clàrsach, Piano and...

Karen Marshalsay

Karen is a master of traditional Scottish harp music, specialising on all three Scottish harps (wire & gut-strung clarsachs and bray harp), and performs in her own trio with piper Allan MacDonald and fiddler Eilidh Steel, in Cathal McConnell’s trio alongside...

Sheila McCutcheon

Sheila originally comes from Gullane in East Lothian and has been dancing practically all her life. She has been calling with The Occasionals for several years now and is often called upon by other bands when a caller is required. Audiences really warm to her engaging...