Lochaber based instrumentalist Ingrid Henderson has been steeped in traditional music all of her life. With early guidance from music tutors such as Savourna Stevenson, Angus Grant and strong family influences, Ingrid couldn’t help but fall into a musical career and began performing, touring and recording at a young age.
Winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award in her early teens acted as a launch pad and resulted in world-wide performance opportunities including the Vancouver Folk Festival, Lorient, Brittany and Dranouter, Belgium. Thereafter Ingrid focused on performances, touring, and working closely with her brother Allan (Blazin’ Fiddles) to produce a number of albums. This developed into more collaborative work and Ingrid toured with the Gaelic ‘supergroup’ Cliar for 8 years. Ingrid now performs regularly with the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, in a duo with Skye-based singer Anne Martin and a trio with Gaelic singer and piper, Margaret Stewart and Angus Nicolson.
Her musical sensibility means she is much in demand as a session musician and accompanist and her name appears on many traditional recordings as a result. Ingrid’s own solo album “The Little Beauty”, co-produced with Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), was released on her and partner Iain MacFarlane’s own music label, Old Laundry Productions in 2005.