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Festival 2014 - Fèis 2014

Daisy-May Nash

Daisy-May Nash

Daisy-May represents the youngest generation of a family of traditional musicians stretching back into the mists of time. Unlike her forebears, she was born and brought up a Gaelic speaker, steeped in the traditions of the Hebrides.

From the time she first saw a clarsach as a toddler she was determined to play. Now, at the ripe old age of 18, she can be found tutoring harp workshops - teaching tunes of her own penning, playing her clarsach at weddings across the UK and appearing on BBC Alba: where she best loves to be is in front of an audience. "I want to communicate all the joy music gives me. I only sing songs I love and I only play tunes that I feel for. I do believe that I pass my love of them on to people and that this is how hundreds of years of traditional music have survived to be passed on to me."

Judge for yourself. Whether playing her own compositions or singing the songs both old and new that are so important to her, Daisy leaves few people unmoved by her performance.