Based in Glasgow, Bernadette has been part of a wide range of musical projects including representing the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours Festival in 2016 (Canada), performing for Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain’s annual St. Andrews celebration in collaboration with the RSNO since 2014, being assistant Musical Director for the RCS production ‘North Haven’ in 2017 as well as founding the contemporary folk trio Farrland September 2017 and joining the award-winning collective Fat-Suit in late 2017.
Born and brought up in Regensburg, Germany, she picked up the violin at age five and received classical tuition until 2014. Having had no formal tuition in Scottish folk music or composition until the start of her academic degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she gained a unique understanding and approach, that is now defining her musical outlook. She unconditionally takes various influences such as jazz, minimalism and more ‘classical’ concepts on board in order to develop her distinct style
Calum Morrison, hailing from Glasgow, grew up listening to traditional Scottish and Irish music.
Calum graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's BA (Hons) Scottish Music degree in 2014. He became well-known in Glasgow's session scene for his dynamic yet rhythmic guitar playing. Since graduating, Calum has toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America with various groups, including the National Theatre of Scotland, The Recollective and Celtic Legends. In addition to the guitar, Calum also plays the banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar and bodhran and has penned an extensive collection of exciting new tunes, to add to his repertoire of traditional music.
David, from Glasgow, started playing pipes at the age of 9. He was first taught by his father, Stuart, before going for lessons at the National Piping Centre with Gordon Walker. David was also fortunate enough to receive tuition from the late Donald MacPherson, whom many regard as the best piper of the 20th Century.
David studied on the Scottish Music degree course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a first class honours degree. At the RCS, David was introduced to the whistle, and to many musicians that were to have a huge influence on him: Marc Duff and Finlay Macdonald are two that stand out. David now makes a living from playing and teaching traditional music.
David was a finalist in the 2018 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician award has been featured in the BBC Radio Scotland show ‘Pipeline’. David also plays with Traditional Scottish Music group ‘Assynt’.