2008 Awardee: Mhari Baird


Hailing from East Ayrshire, flautist Mharhi is studying music at Glasgow’s, RSAMD. Before that she spent two years at Lews Castle College in Benbecula.

Mharhi is a diverse musician and a natural performer. As well as excelling on the flute, she also plays the guitar and banjo and is developing into a wonderful singer in her native Scots. She has a particular interest in the traditional flute and will be spending four months in Limerick on an exchange programme to study the Irish flute.

She performed at the 2008 Celtic Connections Festival to great acclaim and is a name to look out for in the future.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award enables Mharhi to buy a 6-keyed wooden flute.