Patsy Reid is from Knapp in Perthshire, aged 25 and is an experienced teacher and performer of both traditional and classical music. She remains the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship and released her debut solo album 'With Complements' in 2002. At 17, Patsy was a finalist in the original BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award and is now a member of the band Breabach who won a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections 2005.
Commissioned as part of the Celtic Connections New Voices series in January 2008, 'Bridging The Gap' received such glowing reviews that it has now been recorded and released on CD. The 50-minute piece comprises nine original melodies on one of the seven modern modes of music (Ionian, Dorion, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian). Each mode has a distinctive flavour, character and colour of its own and seamlessly bridges the gap between folk and classical music.