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.
Arguably the most authentic and accomplished interpreter of traditional Highland fiddle music, the correlation between music and the natural world lies at the heart of Duncan Chisholm’s inspiration. Hailed the new sound of traditional Scotland, Duncan’s playing is sophisticated, exhilarating and meltingly beautiful.
Born in Edinburgh, Marie Fielding has been immersed in Traditional music from an early age and become one of the best known fiddlers, tutors and composers on the traditional scene. As a versatile fiddler, Marie crosses many genres including folk, Indian and jazz influences.
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 Breabach, 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.
Mairearad is a musician and landscape painter based in Ullapool. Renowned for her deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her dextrous piping, Mairearad is in great demand as a performer. She is regularly on stage alongside the likes of Anna Massie, Mike Vass and King Creosote.
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.
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.
Musician, composer and educator Amy Geddes grew up in Galloway, immersed in traditional music, song and dance. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge of all things traditonal and fiddle. Amy has now settled in Pathhead, Midlothian and is an active member of the Pathhead Music Collective.
For ten years Louis Barabbas fronted one of the UK’s most energetic rock bands The Bedlam Six, but now works behind the scenes as a musical theatre composer and retained firefighter in Dunvegan. Small Halls Festival is his first tour since vowing never to perform again in 2017.