Enid Forsyth is a musician, apprentice composer and fledgling poet.
From learning harp with Jack Hayward in London, she has moved through
different musical cultures and today gives thanks to Mary Macmaster, Rob
Mackillop and Frances Cooper for their inspiration, tuition and mentorship. Her journey has taken her through working vocally with a classical guitarist, entertaining at community events and playing at weddings and funerals.
From her deep-rooted interest in Scotland’s early music she began to study under Rob Mackillop, one of our greatest scholars of Scotland’s early music, and has gone on to compose her own work. Scotland’s nature and magnificent landscapes are her muses and she brings some of her work to the creative melting pot that is Off the Wing, a collaborative troupe of three players – Martine Robertson, Tom Kane and Enid Forsyth.
2020 saw us performing six gigs across Scotland including The Wigtown Book Festival and culminating at Ros Gasson’s House Concert on St Andrew’s Night 2019. We specialise in interweaving story, song and instrumentals with prose and poetry.
As part of a writing triangle, begun in January 2020, she is experimenting with writing poetry, hoping it might influence her creative musical side. They continue to feel quite separate endeavours.