Mimi lives on the inner Hebrides Island of Mull located just off the West coast of Scotland.
Mimi's musical journey began at the age of 5 learning violin with Mull Music Makers.
Mimi would like to extend her thanks to MICT and The Waterfall Fund, in particular the Johnny Paton Memorial Fund programme which has provided her with a generous grant aid package allowing her to expand her music lessons and studies and further her musical journey onwards and upwards to the next level.
'We are very lucky to have lots of support and opportunities to play within the community,
a massive thanks to everyone involved!'
You can find Mimi playing locally at ceilidhs, for dances, Christmas events, weddings, Burns night events, private functions and ... well anywhere really that requires some live music.
Musical Interests are wide and varied with a keen interest in Scottish Traditional and some Classical.
Favourite performers at the moment are Fara, Blazin Fiddles and Patsy Reid. Mimi enjoys the Blazin' in Beauly workshop best of all and the opportunity to have lessons, tunes and late night sessions with her heros.
Mimi has attended many music workshops including an annual visit to Blazin in Beauly, attendance at the Feis in Acharacle, Feis in Ullapool, Feis in Oban, Nicola Benedetti in Dundee, Ian Lothian tune writing in Etrick Bridge, Fiddle workshops at Resipole, and on the Isle of Mull. YEP A youth engagement programme and performance at the Edinburgh Fiddle
.... Then came covid and with it an opportunity to practice everyday at home develop a style and join the numerous Zoom workshops run by the FieFèisean nan Gàidheal, Scottish Youth camp and Blazoom in Beauly.
Competition merits ~
1st place competing at the Highlands and Islands Music and dance Festival in Oban,
1st place competing at the local Mull mod.
1st place competing at the Keith TMSA
1st place at the Royal National Mod
1st place Fort William Local Mod
1st place at the Local Mod on Mull
So far Mimi has written around 5 tunes and the music for them can be found on the compositions page of this site.
Mimi has enjoyed music lessons with,
.... and thanks go out to the following folk for their time, patience and direction
Sarah Jane Shankland
TV appearance work with
Jane MacDonald mini cruise
Channel 5 - 5 celebrities go fishing
Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival Oban 2018 ~ Gold
Keth TMSA 2021 1st in Class
Royal Nationl Mod 2021 1st Place 'Exceptional'