Gillian Fleetwood cut her teeth playing Scottish traditional music in her hometown of Inverness, Scotland. She has since released two critically acclaimed albums with Scottish harp and song duo The Duplets (The Duplets showcase the instrument’s versatility to spellbinding effect” -The Scotsman) who have performed across Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia and Brazil. She has made a further three albums with Glasgow based folk-pop band State Broadcasters (“I recommend it very, very highly to you.” Ricky Ross – Radio Scotland)and she also enjoys working with contemporary songwriters, having toured and recorded with Agnes Obel, De Rosa, Pictish Trail and others. Also keeping Gillian busy is a collaboration with songwriter Martin John Henry; Henry and Fleetwood who make music rooted in places, nature and experimentation.
Musical life so far has brought performances and tutoring at many international events such as Ohio Scottish Arts Summer School, The National Celtic Festival (Australia), Harfentreffen (Germany), Rencontres Internationales de Harpes Celtiques (Brittany) and enjoys tutoring closer to home at such excellent institutions as Fèis Gleann Albainn, Fèis Spè, Fèis Rois, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Gillian is also trained in adjudication and is an examiner for the RCS Traditional Music Grade Exams.