Currently a PhD student at the RSAMD, Lori grew up in the Scottish Borders playing traditional music from a young age. A BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2002 and 2003 Finalist, Lori has performed extensively throughout Britain and Europe. She has broadcast on radio, television and internet throughout Europe and in the USA. Performing with artists such as Brian McNeill, Aly Bain, Cathal McConnell, Dick Gaughan, Duncan Chisholm, Karine Polwart, The Unusual Suspects and Scottish Women has solidified Lori's reputation as a leading traditional musician of her generation.
Lori's own compositions are both true to the tradition and contemporary. Her singing and fiddle playing deliver a stunning performance rich in personality. Lori also enjoys the freedom to release her music independently on family label ISLE Music Scotland and directed and produced the Borders Young Fiddles album released in 2004.
Formed in October 2004, Rule of Three is an exciting band celebrating the best of the Scottish tradition combined with their own contemporary sounds. Singer and fiddler Lori Watson is joined by Innes Watson and John Somerville in a 'sizzling triptych' of fiddle and voice, piano accordion and guitars.