Highland Tradition

A native of the Isle of Mull, Mimi grew up influenced by the West coast style, a music as wild and romantic as the landscape and one with its own unique rich history and tradition.


Located off the West coast of mainland Scotland, Mull is the second largest of a group of islands that make up the Inner Hebrides.


Mimi is currently resident at The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music a place where talented young traditional musicians can come and develop their skills to the full.


On offer, an all-round, in-depth experience in traditional music, which includes individual tuition, groupwork, workshops and masterclasses.



Students learn playing and singing (both live and in the studio), composing and arranging, stagecraft, music technology, the history and context of traditional music, and the many other diverse skills which go to make up a modern professional musician.



When Mimi is back on Mull you can find her playing locally at ceilidhs, for dances, Christmas events, weddings, Burns night events, private functions and supporting visiting professional musicians.



Musical Interests are very wide and varied with a keen interest in Scottish Traditional and some Classical.



Favourite performers at the moment are Fara, Blazin Fiddles and Patsy Reid. Mimi enjoys the Blazin' in Beauly workshop and the opportunity to have lessons, tunes and late night sessions with her heros.



Mimi has attended many music workshops including an annual visit to  Blazin in Beauly, attendance at the Feis in Acharacle, Feis in Ullapool, Feis in Oban, Nicola Benedetti in Dundee, online SCAT meetings, Ian Lothian tune writing in Etrick Bridge, Fiddle workshops at Resipole, and on the Isle of Mull. YEP A youth engagement programme and performance at the Edinburgh Fiddle 



 .... Then came Lockdown and with it... an opportunity to practice everyday at home and develop a style and join the numerous Zoom workshops run by the FieFèisean nan Gàidheal, Scottish Youth camp and Blazoom in Beauly.



Competition merits ~



1st place position competing at the Highlands and Islands Music and dance Festival in Oban,  



1st place positions competing at the local Mull mod. 



1st place competing at the Keith TMSA 



1st place positions at the Royal National Mod



1st place Fort William Local Mod