Corrina Hewat is a song leader for Scotland Sings. Read more about her.
I am a singer, harper and composer and love running huge harmony singing workshops. I am the principal Scottish Harp tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I was brought up in the Black Isle in the Highlands and I have been a self-employed musician for 20 years. And I’m still only 24. *ahem* I won the Music Tutor of the Year Award at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2013 having been previously nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year and Live Act of the Year with The Unusual Suspects. I also received an Artist’s Bursary from Creative Scotland to pursue Songwriting in 2013.
Bands I am involved in at the moment are Shine (www.shine-trio.com) and performing in Rachel Newton’s Changeling piece. I am writing a piece for Mr McFall’s Chamber to be performed in 2015 and have an album of songs in the works. That means it’s not going to be out for a while.
I also run harmony singing weekends in places such as Newbattle Abbey in Dalkeith, Pathhead, Cromarty, Cumbria and anywhere who’ll have me. I have also tutored with the Big Big Sing in workshops and the Commonwealth Songbook.
I teach mainly by ear with music available for those who just can’t do without it. A participant’s twitter quote “Great, garrulous, gorgeous and gelogenic. #GoldStar” Which basically means I’m great, I talk a lot but make you laugh.