Innes Watson

Born in Glasgow, brought up in the Borders, Innes has carved himself a deep groove in the face of contemporary and traditional folk music of Scotland. Alumni of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Innes is now a leading tutor in instrumental performance at the RCS and the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is also renowned as one of Scotland’s best instrumentalists, being awarded “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2009 Scots Trad Music Awards at the age of 24 and has since appeared on countless cutting edge recordings. He plays with the mighty Treacherous Orchestra, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson supergroup, beautiful Fiona Hunter Band, a deadly duo with Mike Vass, Man’s Ruin and Nae Plans.