North-East harpist, pianist and composer, Lucie Hendry, discovered her passion for traditional music at an early age and has since cultivated a fresh and sensitive style that encapsulates the essence of a progressing tradition in a modern, contemporary culture. While her musical interests have always been broad, it was the beauty, exhilaration and driving nature of traditional music that swayed her to pursue her musical studies first at Plockton’s National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music then at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she graduated with a first class honours degree in traditional music this year.
During the course of her studies, Lucie has had the privilege of performing in a variety of festivals including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Fringe. She has also toured the country several times through the Fèisean organisation with trails including the Commonwealth Ceilidh Trail. Lucie frequently performs at Edinburgh Castle for government receptions and has also had the privilege of performing in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Holyrood Palace.
Lucie strives to find innovative, exciting and beautiful ways to express her music and she particularly enjoys bringing old tune melodies to life on the clàrsach so many people can enjoy the gems of our wonderful and rich culture. She is passionate about sharing this music with people: music that reaches out and connects with a person both on the surface as well as on an emotional level.