Catriona Macdonald is a world-renowned Shetland fiddler, composer and scholar. In addition to playing in her own band, she was a founder member of Blazin' Fiddles, and currently plays with the fiddle band String Sisters. Catriona is the Degree Programme Director for the BA in Folk and Traditional Music based at Newcastle University, and is in the final stages of her creative- practice doctoral thesis which aims to recover and respond to women's role within pre-20th century vernacular cultural practices in Shetland.
Shona Main is a writer and filmmaker. Starting her working life writing for D.C. Thomson's Jackie magazine, Shona then studied Law and had a career in politics, before turning back to writing and filmmaking. In 2013, she made Clavel, a film about Shetland Crofter James Robert Sinclair. Shona is currently working on a PhD, a written and a film thesis (filmed in the Canadian Arctic) looking at Jenny Gilbertson and her ethical practice of attention.
Images: Catriona Macdonald.