Lori Watson

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Lori Watson
Born 1981
Scotland
Genres Folk
Traditional
Celtic
Scottish
Occupations Singer
Instrumentalist
Researcher
Teacher
Labels ISLE Music Scotland
Website www.loriwatson.co.uk

Lori Watson is a fiddle player and folk singer who performs traditional and contemporary folk music.

Biography[edit]

Lori grew up in the Scottish Borders where she was a founder member of The Small Hall Band and played in the Clarty Cloot Ceilidh Band. She studied Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and graduated in 2003. She is currently writing a PhD in Contemporary Innovation and Traditional Music in Scotland. She performs traditional, contemporary and original folk music and sings primarily in Scots and English. Family Background: From a musical Scots/Irish family, Lori’s great grandfather Peter Augustus Meechan was a popular fiddle player in Glasgow, her grandfather Alexander Watson played accordion and everyone in the family sang. Today, her father sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and mandolin and her mother sings and plays bodhran. Their small, independent record label, ISLE Music Scotland, owned and run by the family, issued the Borders Young Fiddles CD, a landmark in Scottish / Borders fiddle music and Lori’s debut in 2006 :Three. Lori’s brother Innes Watson, graduated from the RSAMD in 2006 and is building a career as a full-time musician with a growing reputation.

Awards[edit]

Bands[edit]

  • Lori Watson and Rule of Three
    • Lori Watson - Vocals and Fiddle
    • Innes Watson - Guitars, Harmony Vocals
    • John Somerville - Piano Accordion
    • Donald Hay - Percussion

Discography[edit]

Borders Young Fiddles
by Borders Young Fiddles
Borders Traditional Series Vol. 3
ISLE Music Scotland, 2004.

:Three
by Lori Watson with Fiona Young, Innes Watson & Barry (Spad) Reid
ISLE Music Scotland, 2006.

No.1 Scottish
Traditional Music from the RSAMD
RSAMD, 2002
Greentrax, 2007.

Pleasure's Coin
by Lori Watson and Rule Of Three
ISLE Music Scotland, 2009.

Borders Tunesmiths
by Borders Tunesmiths
Borders Traditions Series Vol. 6, 2009.

The Songs Of Sandy Wright
by Various
Navigator Records, 2010.

The Rough Guide To Scottish Music
by Various
The Rough Guide, 2010.

Projects[edit]

Contemporary Innovation and Traditional Music in Scotland[edit]

Lori Watson is carrying out doctoral studies at the RSAMD in Glasgow and St Andrews University. She is investigating new music-making by musicians of a traditional music background and working with a team of supervisors that include: Dr. Stephen Broad, Dr. Liz Doherty, Dr. Stuart Eydmann and Prof. Raymond MacDonald.[1]

James Hogg, A Life In Music.[edit]

A concert featuring the work and life of James Hogg in music, song, poetry and monologue co-written with Innes Watson and John Nicol, performed and recorded live at Both Sides of the Tweed music festival in Selkirk, 2005.

Teaching[edit]

Lori is Senior Tutor at Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. She regularly teaches workshops at folk festivals like The Border Gaitherin and the Scots Fiddle Festival.

External links[edit]

References/articles[edit]

Broad, Stephen (2006) ‘Practice-based Research at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’ in Konstnarlig forskning: Artiklar, Prjektrapporter & Reportage ed. Torbjorn Lind (Stockholm: Swedish Research Council, 2005), 17-25.

References[edit]

  1. ^ * 2006 ‘Practice-based Research at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’ in Konstnarlig forskning: Artiklar, Prjektrapporter & Reportage ed. Torbjorn Lind (Stockholm: Swedish Research Council, 2005), 17-25.