A Life of Song

Naomi Harvey MusicNaomi Harvey is a singer of Gaelic & Scots song from Neilston, a small town near to Glasgow. Drawn to Gaelic song through the Fèisean movement as a child, she went on to study the language and moved to Uist for several years to deepen her knowledge learning from local tradition bearers.

Now living back in the Central Belt, she is involved in many musical projects has a great interest in exploring the links between the Scots & Gaelic song traditions. Her wide knowledge of both traditions means that she is much in demand as workshop leader and class tutor, and she offers song lessons both online and in person – for details click here.

Naomi is a founder member of the following bands and projects:

  •  Lurach
  • The Vessel Project
  • Samling

She has performed as a guest singer with:

  • Fribo
  • Salsa Celtica
  • RoughCoastAudio
  • The Minstrelsy Tryst

Have a listen to tracks recorded with these bands on Soundcloud.

She has appeared at a range of festivals in the UK and abroad, including:

  • Celtic Connections (Scotland)
  • Fèis na nGael (Ireland)
  • An Diaoul a Gan (Brittany)
  • Sommelo Festival (Finland)
  • Ceòlas (Scotland)
  • Braemar Creative Arts Festival (Scotland)
  • RegiÖÖ Festival (Estonia)
  • Innerleithen Music Festival (Scotland)

Naomi has worked as International Communities Co-ordinator for Struileag, an ambitious project exploring the Scottish Gaelic diaspora around the world, and as a song researcher and fieldworker for Ceolas in Uist as part of the Europe-wide EOST (European Oral Song Tradition) project. She has also worked for two important archive digitisation projects; the Calum Maclean Project and Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches, which make thousands of recordings of traditional material – songs, stories and music – available online.

"Naomi is a beautiful singer with a deep knowledge and love of song" - Sheena Wellington