Creative harpist Isbel Pendlebury and outstanding fiddle player Emma Donald combine their individualistic styles and compositions to form Turadh – a dynamic duo of original Scottish music with a contemporary twist. Their Highland roots and mutual interest in neo-traditional music initially brought them together in order to push the boundaries of what is expected from their instruments in exciting and challenging music.
Clarsach player, Isbel Pendlebury, is a graduate of Strathclyde University’s esteemed BA applied music degree. A highly skilled performer having performed at events from the Lorient Interceltique music festival in France to the Metropolitain club in New York, she continues to compose and perform in the highlands alongside working as a secondary school music teacher.
From the Highlands of Scotland, Emma Donald has been playing the violin since the age of 8. Growing up, she enjoyed learning both classical and traditional Scottish music, and has strived to keep both passions running simultaneously. She has a first class honours degree in music from the University of Edinburgh. Emma is a founding member of the Fyrish String Quartet, the Hans Gal Trio, and Turadh.