I have known Amy since 1998, when we met as bandmates in pioneering ensemble The Scottish Stepdance Company. Over the years since, we have frequently worked together, both performing and teaching. As a stepdancer, I prize Amy’s deep understanding of the relationship between music and dance, a level of expertise which few players in Scotland possess. She has been my closest musical collaborator and I have learnt a huge amount from her musicianship, both in a performance setting and from witnessing her teaching. Having worked with several fiddle teachers (both as colleagues and in my own learning), Amy has a rare gift for analysing individual needs in a constructive and intuitive way, and for communicating this clearly and sympathetically. On a practical level, her professionalism and work ethic also make her a great colleague to work with.
Convenor, Scots Music Group