Guitarist - Singer - Composer - Teacher


Recently having graduated with a degree in Traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Heather Cartwright is an aspiring guitarist and singer-songwriter from Cumbria, based in Glasgow. Her interest in music began in her early teens when she started playing acoustic guitar and her style is heavily based around finger-style, both for solo guitar and when accompanying herself singing. Heather is currently studying with Will McNicol and Jenn Butterworth and has previously worked with Ali Hutton, Innes Watson, and Kevin MacKenzie. Composition is a huge part of her musical identity, and she likes to explore a wide range of textures, harmonies, and guitar techniques in her creations, often inspired by nature and landscapes from her home near the Lake District, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands where she holidayed three times a year throughout her childhood. Heather has performed in many of the venues in Cumbria in her late teens as well as organising her own concerts for charitable causes. More recently she has performed in folk clubs in and around Glasgow and regularly at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Showcasing a Fylde guitar, custom made in Cumbria by Roger Bucknall, Heather plays in a variety of guitar tunings, writing arrangements of traditional melodies and folk songs. Her style is a combination of the fingerstyle music she started with and played for many years, as well as flatpicking and rhythm guitar which she picked up when she moved to Glasgow.