Mhairi was born and brought up in Aviemore, which lies in the heart of the central Highlands of Scotland. She has performed internationally and recorded with many leading musicians, bands and singers and is regarded as one of the finest and most creative pianists from Scotland. She received the Hands up for Trad IGNITION AWARD 2020 for innovation in music. For the past few years she has been working on her 'Airs' project collaborating with Scottish landscape artist Beth Robertson Fiddes. This is set to tour Scotland throughout 2020 and 2021 and has been supported by Creative Scotland.
Mhairi has two previous self-releases; her debut album Cairngorm with her Trio. She spectacularly launched it at the top of Cairngorm mountain to great acclaim. The follow-up in 2013 saw the release of a specially collaborated live album Contours of Cairngorm, performed by her trio, the Edinburgh Quartet and Patsy Reid. Both of these albums were produced by Irish legend Donal Lunny (Planxty, Moving Hearts, Bothy Band).
As a successful session musician and producer, Mhairi works with a diverse range of musicians. She notably produced renowned Gaelic singer Gillebride MacMillan's 'Hidden Routes' album in 2019, performs alongside Kathleen MacInnes and Mike Vass and is currently in the house band for the BBC Scotland Young Musician of the Year. Mhairi has over twenty years experience performing in the music industry, and has recorded on over fifty albums.