Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Ms. MacLeod has been immersed in music her entire life. At the age of seven, she began her musical studies at the South End Music Center, where solfège, orchestra and violin lessons continued throughout her school years. In the 1970's, she began her performance career in the richly creative Cambridge-Boston folk scene. She has performed at weddings, festivals, regional coffee houses, contra dances, and local restaurants, as a solo musician as well as a member of groups such as Alley Music, the Worcester Folk Orchestra, Blackstone Cúil, Riverbend, Frosty Morn, and Patchwork. Artists such as Chuck and Mud, Denis Coughlin, and John Michaels have added Myra's unique sound to their own CDs, citing the need for that extra "special something." Blackstone Cúil, a popular "Irish Mod" band in Worcester, produced two CDs available on Spotify, ReverbNation and Pandora.
In the mid 1990's, Myra was asked to develop a folk music program as part of the curriculum for the Performing Arts School of Worcester. She successfully developed a group, the Frog Point Fiddlers, devoted to children and their love of the music. Spirited youths, given the opportunity to learn and perform together in the Worcester area and surrounding communities in an environment where they are encouraged to gain performance experience, won the hearts and applause of every audience with the lively and engaging style of their performances.
As a certified Suzuki violin instructor, and trained in the Bornoff Method, she has a complete independent student roster and also teaches at City Music, Leominster and Gardner.