About Helen

Born and raised in the West Highlands of Scotland, I started my musical journey when I discovered my love of traditional music and was introduced to the beauty of the Scottish Clarsach. A move to St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh diverted my path to classical music when I began studying the classical pedal harp.

I gained my Bachelor of Music Degree in Manchester, under the tutelage of Eira Lynn Jones at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Following a move back to Edinburgh, I now enjoy a successful freelance career working with many of Scotland’s Orchestras and enjoying many accolades with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.