Shona Donaldson is one of Scotland’s leading young tradition bearers. She grew up in Huntly surrounded by music and dancing in the heart of North-east Scotland’s bothy ballad country. Shona’s mother was always singing to her as she was growing up. Her father plays the pipes, her sister plays piano. While still at school, she joined the Strathbogie Junior Fiddlers and took part in fiddle competitions at local traditional festivals including Keith and Strichen. Hearing the great bothy ballad singers Jock Duncan and Geordie Murison at these festivals inspired Shona to start singing.