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Inge Thomson is a musician, composer, performer and producer who grew up immersed in music on her native Fair Isle. Her main instrument is the piano-keyed accordion but she is increasingly drawn to experimenting with different sounds and instruments. She has an active solo career as well as working closely with the Karine Polwart band and has recorded three independent albums including the acclaimed Da Fishing Hands (2012).

“In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be invited on the Cape Farewell expedition to the north isles on the beautiful 1900s Fifie, The Swan. The vessel carried a crew of artists and scientists: the purpose being to facilitate a melding of minds under the banner of ‘Cultural Response to Climate Change’. Artists and scientists were encouraged to share knowledge and ideas to foster deeper understanding of the climate challenge. I met Deirdre on this boat and Cape Farewell supported us to develop the Sleeping Starfish
project.”

  • Inge Thomson

    Inge Thomson is a musician, composer, performer and producer who grew up immersed in music on her native Fair Isle. Her main instrument is the piano-keyed accordion but she is increasingly drawn to experimenting with different sounds and instruments. She… Read More

  • Rory McEwen

    Rory McEwen was a polymath: musician, writer, television presenter, poet, sculptor, and painter. Born in the Scottish Borders, his interest in plants was fostered young by a botanically-minded governess. He studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge but was already inclining… Read More

  • Michael Lloyd

    Michael Lloyd studied silversmithing at Vittoria School of Jewellery, Birmingham (1970-1973), under Ralph Baxendale, and at the Royal College of Art, London (1976). He established his first studio on a Dutch barge, mainly in France, before establishing his current studio… Read More

  • Susie Leiper

    Susie Leiper studied at the University of St Andrews and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her interest in calligraphy and painting grew out of an editorial career specialising in books on Chinese art and archaeology. A lengthy spell as a… Read More

  • John Houston

    Born in Fife, John Houston, OBE, studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1948-1952). He became a tutor at Edinburgh in 1955 and went on to be departmental head of the painting school and director of the post-graduate department before his… Read More

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