‘Gaelic Singer of the Year’ 2014 Scots Trad Music Awards, ‘BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner’ 2014
“She combines cultural authenticity with an adventurous musical streak that allows her material to come alive.” Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland
“She is one of the most exciting and fully rounded talents to emerge from the Scottish scene in many a year.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Despite her tender age of 22, Lewis-born singer Mischa Macpherson has already scooped several major UK folk awards – a fitting testament to her music’s pure-distilled expressiveness and radiant vitality. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music awards and BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award Winner, her following is fast growing.
Having grown up immersed in the distinctive culture of the Outer Hebrides, she unearthed her love for music and Gaelic at a very early age, and it is these influences that the young singer now presents with clarity and tenderness to audiences around the world.
Mischa has performed in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and Romania, as well as to leading UK folk festivals in front of crowds as large as 20,000 people (Fairport’s Cropredy Convention). Her music was brought to the forefront of the UK’s wider musical audience after a live session on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3 in 2014 and she has since collaborated in a handful of world music commissions with the likes of Galician piper Carloz Nunez and Pakistani siblings Suraj and Chad Khan.