The Catriona Watt Band in concert
Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2007 (BBC Radio Scotland), Catriona has since performed in Canada, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. Band includes fiddle/whistle/pipes/piano/bodhran.
In 2007 Catriona Watt, an RSAMD student from the island of Lewis, became the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year after a moving and beautiful performance at The City Halls in Glasgow during the Celtic Connections Festival. As a result of this award she had the opportunity to record her debut album, Cadal Cuain (Sleeping Sea) produced by Mary Anne Kennedy & Nick Turner at Watercolour Studios.
Catriona was keen to enlist the talents of her fellow RSAMD friends so invited traditional players Lauren Tait (piano), Fiona Macaskill (fiddle) and Gillian Chalmers (whistle and pipes) to help her create the band. After they performed at Celtic Connections 2010, Canadian bodhran player, Marissa Vachon joined the line-up and the band set off on a tour throughout Germany, Denmark and Belgium and appeared at festivals in Scotland, Ireland and Canada.