AWARD-WINNING SCOTTISH SINGER
Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and MG Alba Scots Trad Music Award for Gaelic Singer of the Year, Mischa Macpherson 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). 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 singer now presents with clarity and tenderness to audiences around the world. She has toured across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Scandinavia, Switzerland and the UK and performed to crowds as large as 20,000 (Fairport’s Cropredy Convention).
Her music soared to the forefront of the UK’s wider musical audience after live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3, and she has since made several TV performances, most recently with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Highly regarded as a collaborator, Mischa has also performed and worked alongside internationally acclaimed artists such as Carlos Núñez Muñoz (Galicia); Capercaillie (Scotland); Suraj and Chand Khan (Lahore, Pakistan); The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours (Canada); and Martyn Bennett’s GRIT Orchestra.
In 2019 she picked up a nomination for ‘Composer of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards. A move to Finland to study at the Sibelius Academy ignited Mischa’s passion for composition and improvisation and it was there she began exploring the setting and reworking of Gaelic and Scots poetry to new melodies. She went on to compose a new suite of Gaelic Songs ‘Bho Eirigh Gu Laighe Grein’ for the Blas Festival and the Celtic Connections 2019 New Voices Series; and has since taken role as Music Director for the critically acclaimed ‘Hebridean Treasure’ project, exploring the links between ancient Scotland and India’s relationship with spirituality and the natural world through music, dance and narrative.
“An artist of deep sensitivity... She fully embraces and understands the traditions she comes from, but adds a fresh, young, vibrant perspective.” BBC Radio 2
“A rare talents that pops up once in a generation.” BBC Radio Scotland
“Her voice is soft as rain, swooping as a seabird, rooted in the traditions of the Hebrides. When she stops, the audience rise to their feet in a breaking wave of fierce applause.” The Independent
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom
'Mischa Macpherson & Friends' at UCI Cycling World Championships
Glasgow, United Kingdom
'Naad-Hara' at UCI Cycling World Championships
G20 Orchestra @ Trade Facilitation Centre
Performance with the Elias Quartet, Donald Grant, Calum Stewart & Ewan Robertson
Performance as part of 'Ruhaniyat Festival'