Michael Ferrie is an award-winning guitarist and composer from Callander, Scotland. A former student of Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd (National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music) and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ferrie is currently studying on the MMus Folk Music program at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
Ferrie was named Highland Young Guitarist in 2010, and his compositions have been performed by Ceol Mor, Aberdeen International Youth Festival’s Folk Big Band (Scotland); Inxa Impro Quartet (Catalonia); Nua (Canada); and The Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music Trad Band (Canada).
In 2013 Ferrie was commissioned to compose for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s ‘Out and About’ week, and in the same year was nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award with Scottish folk band ‘Thalla’. Ferrie is now performing with innovative folk trio ‘Reelinki’, based in Helsinki, Finland.