Through the funding I received, via the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, I was able to move down from the Isle of Skye to Glasgow and follow my dreams by studying Traditional Music at Riverside Music college. Out with the college I performed with the local Ceilidh Trail at Skye Live festival – the funding enabled me to travel back and forth to attend this gig- which was a success! With the college I performed on Celtic Music radio with the band we formed in class and also had a successful gig at the “Blue Arrow” on Succhiehall Street. The funding has helped me with my travel to college on a daily basis as it’s located 25 miles away from where I stay in Glasgow.

I am now starting semester 2 at the college and am very grateful of the funding I received! Thank you!

Submitted by: Finn Macpherson
Year of award:  2019