-Finalist for the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition 2018-
Since becoming a finalist for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition 2018, North East singer / songwriter Amy has continued to carve her name on the Scottish folk scene. Amy has toured in Canada, America, Ireland and Germany. Having performed numerous times on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Proms in the Park and played keys for Glasvegas on Roddy Hart’s BBC Quay Sessions to name a few, Amy’s album ‘Read Me Write’ will be released this coming September.
Born and raised in the small town of Keith in the North East of Scotland, Amy began playing the piano at the age of 7 followed by the violin at the age of 12. Amy started singing from the age of 6 so taking up lessons seemed the natural thing to do, and began these at the age of 11.
Classically trained in all three instruments throughout her school years, shortly after taking up the violin in second year of High School, Amy found a love for folk music and joined the local Strathspey Fiddlers. She then moved to Aberdeen where she gained her BMus Ed Music Teaching Degree from the University of Aberdeen and followed on to complete a Masters in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018.
>“Amy is clearly a very talented young lady who works extremely hard, and she has such a beautifully pure voice. She is a “breath of fresh air” and has a really great musical future ahead of her.”
– Maureen Rutherford
“A natural song writer with a cracking voice”
– Archie Fisher