I am Evie Waddell, a Gaelic and Scots singer, clarsach player, and fiddler hailing from Stirlingshire. I graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BMus Traditional Music. My proficiency in Gaelic comes from my education within the Gaelic-medium school system. During my younger years, I actively participated in the intergenerational community group Riverside Music Project. While my passion for Scottish Music is deeply rooted in the influence of Jo Miller, I also draw inspiration from Ivor Cutler, Martyn Bennet, Lisa O Neill, and Rhiannon Giddens.
In 2020, I had the opportunity to showcase my talents in British Sign Language (BSL), acting, music, and dance as I performed with WHYTE in the play MAIM by Theatre Gu Leòr. The year 2022 marked a significant achievement for me, as I was named a winner of the Danny Kyle Open Stage. I released my debut EP, titled ‘Leviathan,’ on December 23rd, 2022. Moving forward from 2023, I am now under the management of The Bothy Society.
FÀILTE GU BSL
I have now turned my hands to directing. Fàilte Gu BSL is an immersive showcase of Gaelic signed songs relating to different aspects of traditional culture, exploring experiences of creative and political connection across isolation – as communities, as individuals and as diverse cultural Scots. The performance has BSL and dance incorporated throughout the whole show!