Ailis is an experienced piper having played in pipe bands and solo competitions since she was 10 and has participated in many concert performances as a member of the National Youth Pipe Band in major venues throughout Scotland since the age of 14. Ailis also enjoys playing smallpipes/whistle in sessions and for ceilidhs.
She have always loved singing in the house but only this year was given the opportunity to sing in public on the Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail.
I was just sitting on the train to Glasgow on my way to a band practice when I realised I had forgotten to write this blog. I remembered because the train went past the Victorian bandstand on the Magdalen or “Medlin” Green which features in Sheena Wellington’s song “Newport Braes”. After being away for two […]
Ailis Sutherland’s 2nd blog. Maureen gave me a few local songs this week. Amongst them were “Tatties and Herrin’” a great wee song with a catchy chorus that mentions places like “Aiberdeen and Stonehaven” – Stoney – by the way – has a really good chippy/chipper that do the best chips, cheese and curry sauce […]
I went up to Maureen’s last week to have a chat and discuss what we were going to do. She sent me home with her first album to see if I liked any of the songs on it. She said she started off by learning songs with 3 or 4 verses. “Oh, Dear Me!” as […]