Naomi Harvey

International Community Co-ordinator & Transmedia Archivist

Naomi is a traditional singer and musician who comes to Struileag through her involvement in several important cultural music-based projects. These include working as a digital cataloguer for Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches, an online resource of field recordings of songs and tales made by the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh from the 1950s onwards, and also as a researcher for the Calum Maclean Collection online archive. More recently, she has worked as a researcher for Ceòlas, a traditional music festival based in Uist in the Western Isles, where the focus was very much on engaging the local community with the song tradition of the area.

Listen to her music here

She is a fluent Gaelic speaker, having graduated top of the Arts faculty at Glasgow University, and an accomplished singer. She lived for several years in Benbecula where she was a student at the local college and studied song with local tradition bearers. She sings with the traditional band Lurach, with whom she has appeared at top music festivals and on BBC Alba. She is also an experienced song tutor, regularly teaching at the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop and at festivals across Scotland.