Originally a flute and piano player in childhood, Rachel began her foray into fiddle playing whilst at university, finally fulfilling the folky passion which she had been chasing all her life. Many years of intensive learning followed and, upon moving to Edinburgh, Rachel soon dived into the lively trad folk scene and started playing regularly in sessions. In 2014, the band ‘Dowally’ was formed, taking the folk style and fusing it with the influences of jazz, klezmer and classical music. Rachel is also involved in several other musical projects and teaches privately. She can be frequently found playing tunes in local pubs across the city and thoroughly enjoying it.