A mythological creature resembles a seal in the water but assumes female form on land.
Born and having lived most of her life on the West Coast of Scotland, Pippa sees the beautiful and dramatic landscape very much as home territory, “it gives me a certain feeling of connection with the past and with the people of whom these wonderful stories are told”. A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she is not only an accomplished performer and composer but is also passionate about passing on her skills to a new generation of musicians and composers. Alongside her hectic performance schedule and her teaching practice Pippa has released her debut album Driftwood Harp.
The folklore, myths and legends of Scotland and its islands have provided a bountiful source of inspiration for musicians and songwriters throughout the country’s history. By following in that tradition and by focusing on the Argyll area, Pippa Reid-Foster has created a rich and colourful collection of beautifully evocative pieces for the clarsach.
Artist website: http://www.pippareidfoster.com
Single title: The Selkie
Album title: Driftwood Harp
Release Date: 28/11/2016
Single artist: Pippa Reid-Foster
Single duration: 7.03
Record Label: Own label
Catalogue No: PRF2016CD
Writers: Pippa Reid-Foster
Publishers: Birnam CD