It was clear from a very young age that Amy had a real gift for music. She demonstrated a musical maturity and ability far beyond her years and allied to her determination and commitment to embrace all musical opportunities available to her, this has translated into her achieving considerable success as a musician.
Coming from a remote location, Campbeltown in Scotland, meant Amy often had to travel long distances for playing opportunities. Despite this, as a young musician, she committed herself to several nights a week with a brass band as well as taking on solo and ceilidh gigs with her fiddle. She also taught younger pupils privately, being highly regarded by parents and pupils alike.
Amy took the role of principal horn with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland for several years and won a number of awards and solo competitions, including Young Musician of the Year in her local area, various music festivals in Campbeltown, Mid Argyll and Oban and was Scottish Solo Champion in February 2019. She was also very pleased to be featured in the Rising Stars section of the British Bandsman magazine.
Amy is currently a second year Tenor Horn player studying for her BMus(Hons) degree at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, under the tuition of world-renowned Tenor Horn virtuoso Owen Farr. She is currently being funded by The Cross Trust, Agar Trust and the Dewar Arts Awards who fund the best of Scotland’s young artistic talent.
In December 2019, Amy was thrilled to accept the invitation to join the world-famous Black Dyke Band. Since then, she has played in many concerts across the country. In March 2020, she competed in her first competition with the band and they were crowned Yorkshire Regional Champions.