Gillian Frame is a fiddle player and singer from the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland with a passion for performing and teaching.
She was the inaugural winner of the Young Scottish Traditional Musician Award and a founding member of the band Back of the Moon with whom she toured for seven years, seeing them win various accolades including Best Up and Coming Act followed by Best Folk Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
In 2002 she graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BA (Scottish Music) Honours degree and started her career as a professional musician.
As a performer Gillian has worked with acts such as The Unusual Suspects, Deaf Shepherd, Breabach and is currently a member of Findlay Napier and the Barroom Mountaineers.
Gillian is skilled and experienced teacher. She is currently a peripatetic teacher for North Ayrshire Council and taught weekly lessons in Lomond School in Helensburgh for over ten years. The list of other freelance work is extensive including working for the RCS, Celtic Connections, most traditional music organisations in Scotland and numerous festivals and music camps in North America and Europe.
“Gillian is an inspiring tutor who is equally at ease teaching young people as she is adults. I have seen Gillian teach a whole range of people from complete beginners to advanced players and singers. She has lots of great ideas and a real energy in the class room.” Fiona Dalgetty – Manager Feis Rois