Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne

Co-Director

Biography

From Arbroath on Scotland’s east coast, Steve is best-known as a founder member, in 1998, of the award-winning Scots folksong group Malinky. A graduate of the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, in his time he’s been Traditional Arts Officer for the City of Edinburgh Council; song cataloguer on the landmark Kist o Riches/Tobar an Dualchais sound archive project; and co-founded the Hamish Henderson Archive Trust to help secure the papers of the Scottish poet, folklorist and peace activist.

He currently works part-time with the Edinburgh community music charity Scots Music Group, alongside a busy career as a performer, record producer, researcher, lecturer, author and advocate for traditional arts. At present he is part of the German-Scottish team working on a new critical edition of Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, and is a regular contributor to the monthly Scots Radio podcast with renowned broadcaster Frieda Morrison.

Contact Info

Phone : 07944434815
Email :  info@localvoices.co.uk