Alice Robinson (née Burn) comes from a farm near Lindisfarne, and plays the Northumbrian Smallpipes. In 2009 she was a finalist in BBC Radio2’s Young Folk Musician of the Year with folk harpist Emily Hoile and performed with North East folk group ‘Folkestra’ in the BBC Folk Prom. Since then, she has been broadcast on radio, including live on BBC Radio3’s ’In Tune’. In 2013, Alice performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia quartet as a soloist, and with two theatre companies. Last summer, she enjoyed performing with the Windy Gyle Band at the flamboyant International Bagpipe Festival in the Czech Republic. She has recently completed an MA and begun a PhD in British Music at Durham University. She tutors at the Sage Gateshead and is Northumbrian Piper to the Mayor of Berwick. Alice is happy to wear traditional dress.