!!! FINALIST for the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition 2018 !!!
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Born and raised in the small town of Keith in the North East of Scotland, Amy began playing the piano at the age of 8 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 who she toured with travelling to America, Canada and Germany. She then moved to Aberdeen where she gained her BMus Ed Music Teaching Degree from the University of Aberdeen.
Amy’s passion for folk music flourished during her University years and she embarked on traditional piano lessons and writing her own songs.
Having performed on Robbie Shepherd’s BBC Scotland’s Radio show ‘Take the Floor’ and ‘BBC Proms in the Park’ to name but a few, Amy plans to record an album next year. In addition to this, Amy has also accepted a place to study a Masters in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this year.
>“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