Mooney is one of Scotland's leading young traditional musicians.
The winner of the 2006 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional
Musician of the Year, Shona began playing music with her
parents in the band O'er the Border and has gone on to feature
prominently in the acclaimed Borders Young Fiddles and CrossCurrent
and has toured with the Scottish folk orchestra, Unusual
Shona graduated with first-class honours from Newcastle
in 2005. While at Newcastle, she and four friends formed
the band CrossCurrent which has played at prestigious events
including Cambridge, Warwick and Dranouter folk festivals
and released its first album, Momentum, in summer 2005.
Shona's compositions also include 'The Wildflower Suite',
written for twelve musicians and inspired by Nell Hardie's
watercolours, and as well as playing and composing she is
committed to passing on her fiddling skills. She teaches
privately and at The Sage in Gateshead and takes workshops
at folk festivals up and down the country.