A highly experienced flautist, Eilidh performs regularly as a chamber musician and soloist, and appears as guest principal flute with orchestras throughout the UK.

Eilidh is a member of Royal Northern Sinfonia, and was previously a member of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Eilidh enjoys a busy freelance career with other orchestras around the UK and abroad. Her most recent engagements include work as guest principal flute with the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Opera North and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. She has also worked with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.

Eilidh also works as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing regularly in RNS chamber music concerts at Sage Gateshead and around the North East. Eilidh works with pianist Ian Buckle and cellist Nick Byrne with whom she gives regular recitals. She has also performed with Ensemble 10:10, Ensemble 360 and as a guest with the Liverpool String Quartet.

Eilidh grew up in Chester, and then studied at Edinburgh University, where she gained a first-class honours degree in music. She went on to complete her postgraduate studies, with distinction, at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Simon Channing, Jaime Martin, Celia Chambers, Paul Edmund Davies, Stewart McIlwham and Rachel Brown.


Teaching and education work play an important part in Eilidh’s life.

Eilidh is an enthusiastic teacher, currently teaching flute at the Centre for Advanced Training at Sage Gateshead and at Durham University. She is Head of Woodwind at Newcastle University where she gives workshops and masterclasses throughout the year. Eilidh enjoys tutoring orchestral flute and wind sections, recently working with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Young Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead and the New Tyneside Orchestra.

Eilidh also takes on private students. Please contact her for more information.


27 January 2020, 7.30pm

King’s Hall, Armstrong Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Brundibar Arts Festival 

Opening Concert

5 March 2020, 1.10pm

Kings Hall, Armstrong Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle University Lunchtime Concert 

Trio Recital with Iona Brown (Violin) and David Murray (Piano)

A programme of works by J.S. Bach, Ibert, Martinu and Piazzolla.

Eilidh with trio partners cellist Nick Byrne and pianist Ian Buckle

Eilidh with trio partners cellist Nick Byrne and pianist Ian Buckle


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