BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021 final for Auchenblae harpist

An Auchenblae musician is one of six finalists in this year’s BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021.

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 6:26 am
Lucie Hendry

Harpist Lucie Hendry became hooked on traditional music during her early childhood as a result of her Dad’s interest in the music.

Artists and bands such as Afro Celt Sound System, Caperceilidh, Lau and Catriona McKay were key influences which drove her passion for music.

After studying at Plockton’s National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, Lucie graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018 with a first class honours degree in traditional music.

Notable performances include premier receptions for film productions Mary Queen of Scots and Outlaw King, as well as a reception at Holyrood Palace in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Lucie currently performs in fiddle and Scottish harp duo, Aves o’ May.

It’s a big night for the six musicians competing to win the coveted title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021.

The contest, which has been used as springboard to great success in the music industry by previous winners, will be broadcast from the foyer of BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters in accordance with Covid-19 industry guidelines. The event will be presented by Bruce McGregor and Joy Dunlop.

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021 is on BBC Radio Scotland & BBC ALBA on Sunday, January 31 from 5.05 - 8.00pm.