Kate Young (b 1987, UK) is a Scottish composer, singer and fiddler based in Edinburgh.
While she hails from a Scottish folk and traditional musical background, she currently works across different musical genres and styles from around the world. In 2016, she completed a significant commission for Celtic Connection’s New Voices scheme to write a suite of pieces around the theme of the natural world. Her response – a complete repertoire of songs inspired by British medicinal plants – was met with wide acclaim.
Young is part of the Throwing Voices project, a collaboration between writers and musicians which explores the place of Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects in the 21st century.