Anne Martin

The roots of her singing lie deep. She caught the tail end of a passing culture, and makes it valid for the modern day with a pathos and understanding that is accessible to all wherever they are from.

Variously described as; ".. awesomely beautiful" and "percussively powerful", she brings the sound and tradition of her native Isle of Skye to the stage. Her repertoire gives a true sense of place in an international context.

Born and brought up in Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, she learnt a wealth of her tradition from older neighbours and relatives and has been singing and researching Gaelic song since a child.

Having sung in America, Australia, Canada, Europe and India, she is equally at home performing at large festivals, concert halls, or small and intimate village halls and is sought after as a tutor of Gaelic song, having run workshops in a wide variety of places from down town Philadelphia colleges to small Scottish island schools. She also delivers leadership courses and programmes in social enterprise being an associate tutor with the ILM.