Originally from Keith, Karin’s early playing was influenced by the piping and fiddle & accordion music that was abundant in the area. Studying music though school she was a member of NYSOS for a number of years while her tutor, Hebbie Grey, gave her a strong grounding in North East playing. She has a very musical approach to her playing, and is a well respected tutor, currently working with Scottish Culture and Traditions in Aberdeen. While living in Aberdeenshire she played for many years with local ceilidh bands including Reel’D In, Dancing Hazards and the Gordonaires, and is currently playing with Ceilidh Mor. Work took her abroad for many years and during that time she played with Dubai Chamber Orchestra and the wonderful folk-rock band Next Flight out, also playing with traditional Norwegian musicians at various venues in Norway.