Congratulations to Ingrid Henderson who has been nominated in Music Tutor of the Year sponsored by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019. Vote now!
We asked Ingrid Henderson the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Involved in many aspects of traditional music, Lochaber based harper and pianist Ingrid Henderson is a” musician of quite outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility….” Ingrid has over twenty five years experience performing, teaching and recording traditional music appearing with the likes of Cliar, Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, Blazin Fiddles & singers, Anne Martin & Margaret Stewart. She is principal harp tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and was lecturer on the BA Gaelic and Music course at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye. Ingrid also runs Old Laundry Productions, a studio/ music production company based in Glenfinnan.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Fell into it as a teenager and never got out!
Any particular career highlights?
Youngest ever winner of the the BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award in 1990.
Performances at Folk Festivals worldwide – Dranouter, Sidmouth/ Vancouver/ Celtic Connections.
Performing for and being take out to lunch by George Martin (of Beatles fame) after a guided tour round the Air Studios London where I met Mark Knopfler and played Elton John’s piano!
What are your plans for the future?
Currently working as Musical Director for BBC Alba’s flagship Hogmanay Show Ceilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire.
Creating a music & audio visual commission for Scottish Natural Heritage entitled ‘Message in a Bottle/ Brath ‘sa Bhuideil’ as part of 2020 Year of Coast & Waters. To be premiered at Celtic Connections 2020 on their Coastal Connections day, Sat 18th Jan.
Promoting & gigging my duo album ‘Cockerel in the Creel’ with Iain Macfarlane (ex Blazin Fiddles) and finish recording the third album with the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band.
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If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are are priced £25 (+ Booking Fee), and Concessions are available. To book please call Aberdeen Music Hall Box Office on 01224 641122, or visit: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/2734. Bands performing on Saturday 7th December include Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner 2019), Heisk, Aberdeenshire Youth Band, Sian, Robyn Stapleton, Mairi Campbell and the Pendulum Band, Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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