HECLA hail from Orkney and feature Ailis Sutherland (pipes/whistles), Ilona Kennedy (fiddle) and Kaitlin Ross (guitar/vocals) playing tunes and songs in the Scottish and Irish tradition as well as self penned tunes and Gaelic songs.
Ilona and Kaitlin, former pupils of Plockton Music School and Ailis, a former World Pipe Band Champion, started playing together through their involvement with the Fèis movement. Currently based in the Western Isles where all three are studying at UHI for a BA in Applied Music, the trio has made appearances at Piping Live! and Celtic Connections. Having previously given performances under the working title of ‘Ailis, Ilona & Kaitlin’, the band takes its name from the beautiful and enigmatic hill in South Uist.