Ms A Murray – Piping

Anna Murray is a piper, singer and actress from the Isle of Lewis, where she was brought up, steeped in Gaelic Language and Culture. As a native speaker of the language she has drawn on her heritage to colour her singing and piping.

Anna has toured Ireland, Scotland, America, Europe and Moscow in promoting the music and culture that is close to her heart. She has recorded three solo albums and has featured on numerous compilations. Over the years she has presented and acted in many TV programmes including Machair, Dotaman and numerous documentaries for BBC Alba.

Anna teaches piping in schools across Lewis and was the founder of the Lewis and Harris Youth Pipe Band. Growing up and performing through the Fèis movement she remains a passionate advocate for the Fèis today tutoring and mentoring young performers through Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich and working closely with the youth group Dual. Anna was recently appointed Chair of Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

Ms Murray teaches chanter and pipes in the following schools in Lewis:

  • The Nicolson Institute
  • Stornoway Primary School
  • Laxdale School
  • Back School
  • Tong School
  • Sgoil an Rubha