TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

TMSA Staff

Alison Brydon - TMSA Administrator

Alison is from a musical background. Her father is a keen fiddler and her uncle was a Professional conductor and pianist.

Originally from Edinburgh, over the years she has see-sawed between Scotland and Somerset.

She studied piano under Richard Beauchamp (St Mary's Music School). After gaining her MA Mus (piano and cello) she 'fell' into the Accounting trap - well they do say that music and maths are analogous! but kept up her classical training with teaching piano and playing in numerous orchestras.

In the past few years she has taken a keen interest in Traditional music and has been participating in more and more Sessions and plays in a wee ceilidh band......

Zoe McRae - Marketing and Information Assistant

Zoe is our new Marketing and Information Assistant – joining us through the Community Job Scotland Scheme run by SCVO.

Zoe has always had a keen interest in music and studied at the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts where she received her Diploma in Musical Theatre. She has always had a passion for singing from a very young age when she joined the Edinburgh Chamber Choir in partnership with Edinburgh Council and The Scottish Theatre Music School. Zoe also volunteers with Craft Theatre School in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Marketing has always been something Zoe has been interested in and is pleased to be able to tie in her experience with her love for music in this role. She is very keen to learn even more about Scottish traditional music so she is thrilled to become part of the TMSA team.