Carly Blain is from Kelso in the Scottish Borders. She is a graduate from the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree. Carly was a finalist in the Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2004 and a semi finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. She has performed all over the world with the band Real Time, Monster Ceilidh Band and her duo with Graeme Armstrong, including Kazakhstan, Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo (Malaysia), Saudi Arabia, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tochka Club, St Petersburg (Russia) and many more. Carly has recorded many CDs and enjoys teaching in schools and privately. She has been teaching for many years and is in high demand with many great results from her pupils. Carly is also the musical director and organiser of the award winning Stocksfield Stompers.