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Lori Watson is a fiddle player and folk singer who performs traditional and contemporary folk music.
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.
- Borders Young Musician Award 1999
- BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2002 Finalist
- BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2003 Finalist
- Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award 2005
- Eiserner Eversteiner Nominee 2007
- Burnsong Winner 2007
- Lori Watson and Rule of Three
- Border Fiddles
Borders Young Fiddles
by Borders Young Fiddles
Borders Traditional Series Vol. 3
ISLE Music Scotland, 2004.
by Lori Watson and Rule Of Three
ISLE Music Scotland, 2009.
by Borders Tunesmiths
Borders Traditions Series Vol. 6, 2009.
The Songs Of Sandy Wright
Navigator Records, 2010.
The Rough Guide To Scottish Music
The Rough Guide, 2010.
Contemporary Innovation and Traditional Music in Scotland
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.
James Hogg, A Life In Music.
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.
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.
- * 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.