Hilary Bell
Singer, musician and actress, was born and brought up near the Border town of Gretna, and now lives in the inspirationally beautiful Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders.

She studied music at Napier College, Edinburgh before graduating from the RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).

Hilary, who is a member of Equity, has broadcast regularly on radio and television, and is in constant  demand for concert performances, weddings, Burns Suppers etc. and has appeared frequently with the Rowan Tree Company in all the Borders Festivals, throughout the U.K. and in South Africa and Canada.

Hilary and
John Nichol  (both formerly with Rowan Tree Company) are continuing to carry out independent acting contracts and are preparing a programme for use in corporate and after dinner entertainment using the company name of IDEOMS. They have recently been involved in a play written by John called Crossfire. This play was premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 and was widely seen in south Scotland during a 10 venue tour under the auspices of Yarrow Events Trust and with financial assistance from Awards for All, Scottish Borders Council and The Glen Cafe St. Mary's Loch in 2006.

IDEOMS continue with  various projects including Mungo Park (the Borders Explorer who travelled to Africa to ascertain the outflow of the Niger) and along with Lucy Cowan and Colin Turnbull they will delight guests at their unconventional "Not Another Burns Supper" in Peebles, Melrose, Bowhill Ashkirk and St. Mary's Loch in the upcoming Burns season.

She has just launched her latest CD "Next Time Around" on the
Big Sky Label.

Together with Ian Lowthian, she has also developed a French and Blues programme which has already been performed to great acclaim at several venues.

Details and booking information for all performances can be obtained from

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