Carrie has been playing the fiddle since the age of eight. Along with Kath she formed her first ceilidh band aged 15, which became renowned for its half-hour-long Strip the Willow sets. At 17 she was offered a place on the Scottish Music course at Glasgow’s RSAMD. She has both recorded and frequented the stage with a number of bands and also earned a place in the Guinness book of Records when she played to an audience of 5000 for the largest Eightsome Reel in the world. Carrie is currently working on her first solo album.
Kath (Keys) has been playing with Carrie since they were 10. She went on to study music at university before training as a music therapist which remains her day job. Her own folk band, Corran Raa, have so far released two studio albums, which convey her skills as a singer and composer. She is currently writing her first musical entitled “What Fine Things We Are” which is based on her experiences working in the world of mental health.
Esther (Bodhrán) hails from Berlin and has been playing Irish and Scottish music for over 15 years. She played for Irish set dancing with the band Mind The Dresser and toured through Germany and Austria with the Irish step dance show Celtic Life. Her Edinburgh based band is the Celtic Nyckelharpa Project. By day, Esther is an award winning florist and has her own shop in Portobello.