Eilidh Steel is from Helensburgh on the West Coast of Scotland and has been playing the fiddle since she was six years old being taught by local teacher Helen Reid-Foster. Growing up, Eilidh always knew she wanted to be a musician. When she was 14 she did a summer course at Sabhal Mor Ostaig (Gaelic college on Skye) where she was taught by Karen Steven and she was so inspired by Karen’s playing that after school she decided to move to Alness (north of Inverness) to attend North Highland college so she could get taught by her for a year. Eilidh then auditioned for the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow and was awarded The Sir Jimmy Shand Scholarship for Musicianship to study a BA Honours Degree in Scottish Music.
Since graduating Eilidh has toured extensively throughout the UK and abroad appeared on many TV and radio shows and played at some special events including the opening concert of Celtic Connections in Glasgow, played for Scottish parliament receptions, accompanied the actor/singer Ewan Macgregor and played support to the pop band Madness.
Eilidh is a prolific composer and her tunes are now being played and recorded throughout the world.
“Eilidh is a gifted teacher”
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