Discord welcome chats
On Day 1 and Day 2, join us at 09:00 BST for a chat in Discord.
Meet up with other delegates on 4 April 17:30 BST in the Atrium, Main Campus building.
Day 2 – Meet our musicians
Hear Megan, Chloe, Jordan and Anna-Wendy perform at the Reception hosted by the UHI Learning and Teaching Academy on on Wednesday 5 April at 17:30 BST.
Megan MacDonald is an accordionist from the North Highlands of Scotland.
Her dynamic and energetic playing has seen her in demand as a band member, tutor and session musician across the traditional music scene. She can be seen with folk band Eabhal, who, following the release of their second album have been nominated in the Folk Band of the Year category with MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022, and toured extensively across the UK, Europe, China and the US. Folk-fusion band HEISK have brought their party vibe to countless festivals since their launch in 2018, including lively shows at Celtic Connections and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and have recently
released their grooving self-titled album.
Gaelic song, pipes
Chloe Steele is a Gaelic singer and piper born and bred on the Isle of South Uist. Chloe is a dedicated member of her community and spends a large amount of her time organising events and projects involving local youngsters. She is a graduate of the Applied Music course with UHI and has recently
returned to study as a Gaelic primary teacher. Chloe’s passion for her culture has allowed her to travel locally, nationally and internationally.
Jordan Neil is a traditional session guitarist, bagpiper and music teacher based in the highlands of Scotland. He studied music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland immersing himself in the Gaelic culture and language, graduating in 2020 with a first-class honors degree in Applied Music. He has taught
music for various Feisean Organisations (Fèis nan àidheal, Fèis Tir an Eorna and Fèis Inbhir Narainn) and has a wealth of experience performing with his duo LÀIRIG and various Ceilidh bands throughout Scotland performing for Blas Festival, The Gathering Festival and Eden Courts Under Canvas. When Jordan isn’t playing and or teaching music he can be found
wandering and photographing the mountains of Scotland. His favourite location is the scree covered peaks of Torridon, in particular the ridge lines of Beinn Eighe and Liathach.
Anna-Wendy is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BA Applied Music with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Find out more about Anna-Wendy on our Featured Speakers page.