Heather learned traditional ceilidh dance while she was growing up in Scotland and studied classical piano for thirteen years before also taking up mandolin, so she had an instrument she could carry to sessions!

She cut her teeth as a caller and dance musician in and around the South East of England in her early twenties. As well as working as a freelance musician and caller, Heather plays with three-piece Understory and is part of the Brighton Ceilidh Collective, hosting regular public ceilidh events.

Heather tutors both piano and mandolin and is available for session work.

In her other life Heather works as a data scientist.

Lockdown projects

with Elizabeth Ketudat

with James David Smith

with Dave Wasserman