Hamish Napier is from Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands. For over a decade he was an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant folk music scene, whilst also touring in Europe and North America with Scottish folk quartet Back of the Moon (‘Folk Band of the Year 2005’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards). After gaining degrees in Astronomy and Music in Glasgow, Hamish was awarded a year’s scholarship to study jazz piano and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He then taught composition and music theory for 6 years at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He now tutors online and at music schools and festivals worldwide. He recently returned to his native Strathspey, composing three solo albums The River (2016), The Railway (2018) and The Woods (2020) in celebration his homeland.