Alison McNeill

Alison McNeill graduated with a Masters in Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and went on to study in Spain with Teresa Berganza performing in the National Auditorium of Galicia, Ateneo in Madrid and in the houses and foundations of composers Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Rodrigo with scholarships from the RCS Trust and ABRSM. She has performed as a soloist all over the UK, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Japan, Pakistan, America and Mexico and has been broadcast extensively on Radio and TV. As fiddler, singer and writer in the award-winning Folk Rock band Reely Jiggered who won the 02 abc SoundWave Music competition, Alison has headlined many International Festivals and this year travels to Pakistan, Northern Ireland and Virginia (USA). In January, Alison performed at Celtic Connections and BBC Introducing on BBC Scotland with Odia and was part of a new play about the life of Lena Zavaroni. As a Conductor, Alison is Director of the National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland Junior Choir, Director of the National Youth Choir of Scotland National Boys Choir and Assistant Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus with the Herald describing Alison’s conducting style as “succinct...commanding undivided attention.”


Anne Lawrence

Anne Lawrence graduated in 1986 from R.S.A.M.D where she studied Voice.  Anne’s passion has always been Early Music and after leaving Glasgow went to study and work in Geneva, Switzerland at the Centre Pour Musique Ancienne. She has performed all over Europe as well as singing with small Consorts showcasing Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval works. On leaving Geneva, Anne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and performed with The Carolynian Consort, winning several prizes nationally and internationally. Over the last few years Anne has been working with choirs as a tutor and conductor in Inverclyde and as a tutor with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and Voices of Argyll.