Our 2018 Musician-in-Residence is Tyler Bridge, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose main instrument is the highland bagpipe.

Sponsored annually since 2011 by the Friends of McDougall Cottage, the Musician-in-Residence Program is designed to support the efforts of area folk musicians, and to celebrate Scottish and area musical traditions. 

During the course of the year the folk musician hosts workshops, performing concerts, and presenting lectures or demonstrations.

Past and Present Residencies:

  • Robin Aggus, Piper, 2011
  • Bob MacLean, Celtic Guitarist, 2012
  • Dan MacDonald, Fiddler, 2013
  • Allison Lupton, Flutist, 2014
  • Dave Neigh, Fiddler, 2015
  • NUA, James Law, Fiddler, Graeme McGillivray, Guitarist, Jacob McCauley, Bodhrán, 2016 
  •  Ruth Sutherland, Celtic harper/singer/songwriter, 2017

New Nominations:
Know a great local folk musician you would like to nominate? Applications are accepted year-round. Musician-in-Residence nomination form.