My name is Chloe Steele and I come from the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. I have recently moved back home to South Uist and am now studying on the HNC Music course at Lews Castle College, Benbecula. Coming from an island, deeply enriched in culture and tradition has played a huge role in my love for traditional Scottish music of Piping and Gaelic Singing in particular.
I am so fortunate to have grown up amongst the tradition in Uist, and therefore am very lucky to have the chance to study in Uist, where my interest and love for traditional music first began. I am planning on continuing my studies at home in Uist by moving onto the BA Applied Music course next year.
I feel there are a lot of opportunities for students in Uist – being surrounded by the everyday traditions and culture of the island and of course, the beautiful scenery.