Morna Young

Morna Young is an actor, musician and singer. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits include: CELTIC THE MUSICAL (Scottish/Irish Tour) NETTING (North East tour) SUNSET SONG (National tour, The Beacon / Sell a Door), MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF (a Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and Dundee Rep co-production), CALEDONIA (directed by Anthony Neilson for The National Theatre of Scotland), B-ROADS (Play Pieces), BEL AMI (Ruby in the Dust) and VAGABOND’S VOYAGE (little wonder). TV/Film credits include: SCIENCE SCAMS (Clarity Productions for Channel 4), PRIDE OF BRITAIN (ITV) and 2TRUE (GMTV). She has performed extracts of her play, LOST AT SEA, at the Scottish Parliament, the European Author’s Festival and National Poetry Month, France. She is also an Associate Artist of Out of the Darkness Theatre Company and tidy carnage.

Morna is also known as a playwright, theatre-maker, facilitator, columnist and director. She is a proud Scots Language Ambassador (Education Scotland).


Since singing in the Mòd and Moray Music Festival as a child, music has remained an important part of Morna’s life. A singer/songwriter, she has performed at a variety of folk events including Speyfest, The Whisky Festival and BIDS themed days.

A multi-instrumentalist, she plays fiddle, flute, clarsach, percussion and most other instruments thrown in her direction. Morna has worked extensively as an actor-musician in theatre and, more recently, has composed / MD’d for shows including SUNSET SONG (The Beacon / Sell a Door).  She has also co-composed for the Lyceum with award winning composer/sound designer Philip Pinksy, written scores for Out of the Darkness Theatre Company, contributed music to Ruby in the Dust and acted as sound designer for the rehearsed reading of her own play, LOST AT SEA (a co-production with Stellar Quines). As a theatre maker, she is developing FOLK – a part-theatre / part-gig show – with a team of multi-disciplined artists.

Album recordings include: Kevin McKidd’s SPEYSIDE SESSIONS and THE FISHWIVES (TV appearances include The One Show and BBC Breakfast). For the latter, she arranged and performed lead vocals on the track “When the Boat Comes In” –

Morna is one half of FOLKIFY alongside Sandy Nelson. The duo present ‘folked up’ takes on popular songs at this monthly night at The Tron. More info can be found at and tickets can be booked via

Morna was also one of the initial team alongside ex-Peatbog Faeries, Iain Copeland and Rick Taylor, to co-ordinate and lead a songwriting programme at HMP Inverness through Eden Court (as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival).


Featured News

CELTIC – The Musical

Date posted: 9th Aug 2016

Harry Ward and Morna Young are currently appearing in touring production CELTIC – The Musical. Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years Celtic – The Musical tells…Read More


Date posted: 11th Mar 2016

Morna Young is appearing in her own play Netting from 11th March – 9th April 2016. A father and his two sons are lost at sea. Keep busy, eh? Hope…Read More

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