Lochaber based instrumentalist Ingrid Henderson has been steeped in traditional music all of her life. With early guidance from music tutors such as Savourna Stevenson, Angus Grant and strong family influences, Ingrid couldn’t help but fall into a musical career and began performing, touring and recording at a young age.

Winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award in her early teens acted as a launch pad and resulted in world-wide performance opportunities including the Vancouver Folk Festival, Lorient, Brittany and Dranouter, Belgium. Thereafter Ingrid focused on performances, touring, and working closely with her brother Allan (Blazin’ Fiddles) to produce a number of albums. This developed into more collaborative work and Ingrid toured with the Gaelic ‘supergroup‘ ‘Cliar’ for 8 years. Ingrid now performs regularly with the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, in a duo with Skye-based singer Anne Martin and a trio with Gaelic singer and piper, Margaret Stewart and Angus Nicolson.

Ingrid is involved in different elements of work relating to the Gaelic arts field. This includes media work as a performer, composer, and musical director roles for the BBC Alba Hogamanay Show, Hebrides – Islands on the Edge series and Cuimhneachan, a series based on World War poetry and song. She is currently principle harp teacher at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton and lectures on the University of the Highlands and Islands, BA Gaelic and Trad Music course at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye

Her musical sensibility means she is much in demand as a session musician and accompanist and her name appears on many traditional recordings as a result. Ingrid’s own solo album “The Little Beauty”, co-produced with Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), was released on her and Iain's own music label, Old Laundry Productions in 2005 and this has been followed up in 2021 with the recording of her Nature Scot, Coast and Waters commission, Message in a Bottle which celebrates Scotland's amazing coastline and marine life. 

“As though it were needed, here is proof that Ingrid is a musician of quite outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility….”   
Peter Urpeth, Living Tradition Magazine

Iain and Ingrid run Old Laundry Productions as a rentable studio and rehearsal space as well as using the facility to produce some of their own wonderful music. Albums can be found on this link.

Ingrid plays a Starfish Glenelle harp.

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