Mera Royle began playing the whistle and violin at seven years of age, and in the following year was introduced to the harp by inspirational teacher Mike Boulton RBV. Having been thoroughly immersed in Manx traditional music through Mike Boulton, and later through Culture Vannin’s Bree sessions, Mera is also a composer. Her goal is to become involved in writing music for the screen.
Mera has been tutored in harp by the great Scottish harp player and teacher Rachel Hair, with whom Mera and other young Manx harp players performed at this year’s Edinburgh Harp Festival.
In April 2018 Mera was awarded the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award at a ceremony in The Waterfront Concert Hall in Belfast which was heard live on the radio and was also broadcast by BBC Television.
Mera Royle will be performing in the Breton-Manx Collaboration concert at The Centenary Centre on Friday 19 July at 7.30pm.