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Catriona McKay is a fearless explorer of the Scottish harp who is widely recognised for her dynamic musicianship and innovative style. 

A diverse Scottish musician who has a unique sound fused with a daring rhythmic style. She has a long standing duo with fiddle genius Chris Stout. They explore sounds that connect and challenge through a bold and adventurous dialogue of their native Scottish music.

Catriona plays in Shetland band Fiddlers' Bid, with Swedish nyckelharper Olov Johansson, improvising duo Strange Rainbow and the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra.

Her exceptional inventiveness and unique rhythm harp playing combined with imagination and skill keep her at the forefront of harp playing.

Catriona's new cd Harponium is a solo project with music composed, recorded and produced by herself.

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Audio Clip from Track 4

Harponium, HARPONIUM

composed by Catriona McKay 

'a triumph of brilliant musicality, joyous expression, daring harmonic shifts and moving melodicism.The Glasgow Herald

‘and the playing invariably stunning – no other word for it’ The Living Tradition

'You'll wonder how two hands can produce such lush, complex and original sounds and rhythmic patterns, all served up with astonishing clarity'.

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Audio Clip from Track 3

Roof of the World, HARPONIUM composed by Catriona McKay 

© Catriona McKay

© Catriona McKay 2015