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About Turadh

A dynamic duo of original Scottish fiddle and clarsach music with a contemporary twist.
Acoustic duo

Turadh is a duo of fiddle and clarsach that began in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness. Emma Donald, a graduate of Edinburgh University, is an accomplished violinist both in classical and Scottish traditional style. She is currently based in Edinburgh working as a full time musician however is in high demand throughout the rest of the UK performing with groups such as Scottish Ballet in Glasgow and Magnetic Opera in London. The clarsach player, Isbel Pendlebury, graduated from Strathclyde University’s esteemed BA applied music degree. A highly skilled performer having performed at events from the Lorient Interceltique music festival in France to the Metropolitain club in New York, she continues to compose and perform in the highlands alongside working as a secondary school music teacher. Emma and Isbel are both passionate composers of traditional music, which is what initially brought them together as a duo. They both strive to push boundaries of what is expected from their instruments along with composing original, exciting and challenging music.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Traditional Scottish folk, Film / TV music, Classical, Folk, Ceilidh, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Covers, World music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Burns night
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Song list

The Swan
Pachabel's Cannon
Leaving Stoer
My love is like a red red rose
Mhairi's Wedding
All of me
Stand by me
Can you feel the love tonight
The Ballerina
The Tempest
Ae fond kiss
Marnie Swanson of the grey Coast
Loch Lomund
Cairds Cave
Auld Lang Syne
Wild Mountain Thyme
Ye banks and braes
Hector the Hero
Niel Gows Lament.
Skye boat song
Amazing Grace
Mull of Kintyre
Mingulay Boat song
Dashing White Sargent


From customers:

Edel, 2 years ago

" Your playing elevated the gathering from the ordinary to the extraordinary and you made it a very special evening for everyone."

Patsy O, 2 years ago

"It was such a good combination of harp and fiddle and so expertly played it really ended the concert on a high note"