About Ingrid

Ingrid Henderson is a Lochaber-based instrumentalist who has been steeped in traditional music all of her life. With early guidance from music tutors such as Savourna Stevenson, and Angus Grant and strong family influences, Ingrid couldn’t help but fall into a musical career and began performing, touring, and recording at a young age. Winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award as a soloist in her early teens acted as a launch pad and resulted in worldwide performance opportunities including appearances at the Vancouver Folk Festival and Dranouter, Belgium.

Thereafter Ingrid focused on solo performances, touring, and working closely with her brother Allan (Blazin’ Fiddles) to produce several albums. This developed into more collaborative work and Ingrid’s band commitments have included Gaelic band ‘Cliar’, one-quarter of the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, and various duos with ex-Blazin Fiddles, Iain MacFarlane and world-renowned Gaelic singers, Anne Martin & Margaret Stewart. Ingrid is also involved in different elements of work relating to the Gaelic arts. This includes media work as a performer, composer, presenter, and musical director roles for the BBC Alba series Innsean an Iar (Hebrides), ‘Cuimhneachan’ and the live flag-ship Hogmanay Show, Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire.

Ingrid’s teaching work is also very important to her. Until recently she lectured on the BA Gaelic and Music course at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye and she is currently the principal harp tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton. Her musical sensibility means she is much in demand as a session musician and accompanist and her name appears on many traditional recordings as a result. Ingrid’s solo projects include “The Little Beauty”, co-produced with Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), and Message in a Bottle written for a Year of Coast & Waters commission from NatureScot. Both are released on her and partner Iain MacFarlane’s Glenfinnan-based music label, Old Laundry Productions, which houses a fantastic recording space in gorgeous West Highland surroundings.

“As though it were needed, here is proof that Ingrid is a musician of quite outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility.” P. Urpeth, Living Tradition

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