Lucie Hendry

Biography

Hailing from Aberdeenshire, Lucie was immersed in Scottish traditional music from an early age as she began piano lessons at 5, followed by the clàrsach at 8. As well as this style, she has been exposed to many other genres but the beauty, exhilaration and driving nature of Scottish traditional music inspired her to become an advocate of the unique Scottish music culture. During her final school year, Lucie was accepted into Plockton’s National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. She then achieved a Diploma of Higher Education in Music at the University of Glasgow and following this, went on to study the BMus in Traditional music course at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she is currently at.

Over the past few years, she has been involved in the Fèisean movement, both in teaching and ceilidh trails. During the summers of 2014 and 2015, Lucie got a place on Fèis Rois’ Commonwealth ceilidh trail, consisting of a 5 week tour round Britain. She then became a semi finalist in BBC Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015 which has been a highlight of her musical journey so far.

As well as a keen composer and arranger, Lucie brings the clàrsach to the forefront of the traditional music scene by displaying finesse and sensitivity in her playing.