Award winning folk singer & MUSICIAN

Traditional ScotS GAELIC Folk Music

Music is Elena’s inspiration, it is her passion and something she wishes to share with the world. As she says, “Nothing compares to the authentic power of Scots, Irish and Gaelic folk and the way it transports both performer and their audience into its melodies and narrative. No other music seems to convey so vividly the beauty and hardship of a land and its people.”


“With hints of Joni Mitchell, Elena successfully draws together these musical connotations in a refreshingly organic and personal way.”

Amy Flynn, University of Leeds. 

ElenaPiras Where the wind blows Album Cover


My long anticipated new album ‘Where the Wind Blows’ has just been released. The album is a collection of traditional Scottish and Gaelic melodies and works written by artists including Sting and Tom Paxton. I hope you enjoy them.

You can preorder the CD or download now. Alternatively you can buy directly from Amazon Music or iTunes. Happy listening!


You can preorder my newest album Where the Wind Blows available mid November 2020

upcomming events

Performing at Finstock Music Festival 

4th June 2022 from 1pm onwards.

LIVE recordings


Sardinia-born Elena inherited her father’s love of singing, particularly folk music, from a very early age, singing in church choirs and even appearing on Italian TV. By her teens, Elena was an experienced artist performing for large audiences and was singing and playing guitar professionally. Since moving to the UK at the age of 18, Elena has lived in London where she co-founded and toured with the successful London Bulgarian choir. In 2006 she moved to Scotland where her work at the Royal Scottish Academy of Art gave her the opportunity to become fully immersed in the local music scene. Being visually impaired since birth, has enabled Elena to impart a very special meaning to her folk music.


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