Small Halls musicians
Inge has been creating music for over 20 years as a composer, producer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and performer. Inge creates large scale multi-media works, produces content for radio and film soundtrack, performs and records both solo and in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Hailed as ‘One of the finest musicians in Scotland’, the music of Strathspey-based, multi-award-winning Hamish is a unique balance of tradition and innovation. He is renowned for his rich tone, espressive variations and pioneering approach to traditional music.
Su-a is a shining star of the Scottish music scene. This highly celebrated cellist stands out for her versatility, popularity and appetite for musical adventure. She is Assistant Principal Cello with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has performed across the world.
Megan hails from Fort William in Lochaber. Coming from a musical family, she first began playing violin at the age of four. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays piano, accordion, is a beautiful vocalist and a talented step dancer. She is also a member of Braebach and Salsa Celtica.
When not performing and recording with his band Braebach, Ewan is found playing with many of the UK’s top folk artists. His consummate stage craft combined with captivating and dynamic playing won him the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award 2008.
Originally from the Black Isle, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2014 winner, Lauren MacColl, is considered one of Scotland’s most expressive fiddle players. Her performances are emotive, engaging and informed by an equal helping of tradition and technique.
Ayrshireman Seán is a flute, whistle and guitar player, recording artist and teacher of music. He has toured throughout Europe and North America with the award-winning Paul McKenna Band; has written commissions for Celtic Connections; and is in high demand as a session musician.
Singer and harpist Rachel specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in English and Gaelic and writes and arranges her own music. Rachel plays fiddle and viola in addition to harp, and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
Originally from Cape Breton, Canada, celebrated piper Angus MacKenzie is a well-known musician on Skye with his connections to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig as a tutor of pipes and whistle. He is a member of award-winning trad group Dàimh and an integral part of the west Highland music scene.
Small Halls presenters
At home on the global stage as well as the wee local village hall, the much loved BBC Radio Scotland presenter of Take the Floor has been performing music for almost two decades. Gary is also one of the founding members of award-winning Scottish super-group Mànran.
Winner of the Ladies Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd on her first attempt, aged 18, and with a prestigeous Trad Award under her belt, Skye’s well-loved Gaelic singer Eilidh became Scotland’s Gaelic ambassador in 2018 at the age of 22.