Composer of the Year Nomination

VOTE for Ailie in the Scottish Trad Music Awards!

Some rather exciting news that I've been shortlisted for 'Composer of the Year' at this years Scots Trad Music awards!!

It's a public vote now, and I'm up against a cast of very talented composers but if you'd like to cast your vote for yours truly, I would be humbled and delighted!

This can be from anywhere in the world and all you need to do is click the link below.
Thank you  :-) X

London Philharmonic Orchestra

I'm thrilled to have been chosen for the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Leverhume Young Composer Scheme 17/18, along with 4 other wonderful composers. It's an extraordinary opportunity to get to write for the orchestra, with mentoring from James MacMillan, and to have a work premiered at the Southbank Centre in London next summer! Very exciting times!!!…/meet-the-lpo-young-composers.html


The Secret North

I've just finished a dream 2 weeks of creating and performing new music with a project called The Secret North. The idea is one that myself and Donald Grant had a few years ago, to bring together composer/performers from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia for a week long residency, to co-create new music, followed by a tour round Scotland. Here's a wee teaser video we made before the tour - more to come soon!