Rona Wilkie is an award-winning fiddle player and Gaelic singer from the Highlands. Since becoming the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Rona has toured internationally, with most of her performance work encompassing the fusion of styles, whether that be melding her tradition with genres within Scotland or with other folk musics internationally. She has also worked regularly as a composer and is currently writing the score for a new film for BBC Alba. Most notable commissions include those jointly composed with her partner Marit Fält for the BAFTA nominated Sixteen Years Till Summer and a live score for the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival’s showing of the 1929 classic Laila. Outside of her musical life, Rona is the Lead Gaelic Tutor at Edinburgh University, where she is also undertaking a PhD looking at the role that song has in the historiographical method, with a particular focus on Gaelic songs of the Land War.
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