Innes Watson

Innes Watson - GrindBorn in Glasgow, brought up in the Borders, Innes has carved himself a deep groove in the face of contemporary and traditional folk music of Scotland.

Alumni of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Innes is now a leading tutor in instrumental performance at the RCS and the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is also renowned as one of Scotland’s best instrumentalists being awarded “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2009 Scots Trad Music Awards at the age of 24 and has since appeared on countless cutting edge recordings.

He plays with Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson supergroup and solo groups, Fiona Hunter Band, a deadly duo with Mike Vass, and Man’s Ruin. He is constantly in demand as an accompanist and session musician and has recently appeared with Duncan Chisholm, Angus Lyon & Duncan Lyall, Allan MacDonald’s Bruce 700 commission and 2014 winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Robyn Stapleton.