Since winning the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2005, Lauren MacColl has gone from strength to strength fronting her trio with Barry Reid (Croft No. 5) and James Ross (critically acclaimed for his new voices commission 'An Cuan' in 2005.)
A highland dancer from the age of 4, MacColl's passion for pipe music was instilled in her from an early age and is reflected in her repertoire today, and as a trio they have developed a sound which has been described as "Spellbinding... Starkly beautiful." (Taplas).
In her relatively short career her playing has taken her far and wide, and to gig with, amongst others, the late legendary Calum Kennedy, Dochas, Donald Shaw's Hogmanay Live Harvest band and Scandinavian Fiddlers Vegar Vardal and Tove De Fries.
Currently completing her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she has recently received a prestigious Dewar Arts Award to fund the recording of her debut album, due for release on her own label (Make Believe Records) in Jan 2007. The album features her trio with guest Luke Daniels, (accordion)