Anne Martin

Northern Scotland

As well as being a well-known traditional Gaelic singer who has performed and tutored all over the world, Anne Martin runs Whitewave – Skye’s Outdoor Centre, accommodation and music with husband John White.

She trained in Youth and Community Education and has worked on various projects around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and values highly the opportunity she had to work on the Muka Mukuu Co-operative in Kenya (1987/88).  She recently returned to academic study at Sabhal Mor Ostaig where she completed a MSc in Material Culture and Highland History and holds a professional practice award in mentoring.

Being self-employed since 1998 she has juggled a wide variety of occupations, from singer to actor, business manager to music promoter, language tutor to cook and more. She has travelled extensively in both hemispheres of the world, as a performer and with the family but feels very privileged to be able to work and play in her home community of north Skye. As well as proudly watching her children take flight from the nest, highlights have been:  Singer on The Storr – Unfolding Landscape, PRS New Music Awardee 2017, Cultural Lab at the Yirramboi First Nation Festival in Melbourne 2017 and “Airtime Meets Cryptic Workshops 2018”.

As an associate tutor/facilitator with the Social Enterprise Academy she brings to the programmes her diverse wealth of experience and professionalism whilst recognising the importance and benefits of peer learning. She understands how crucial localised learning opportunities are and particularly supports the development of courses through the medium of Gaelic.