Christine has been at the heart of some of my favourite folky albums over the past twenty years or so
I think her voice is superb… a great interpreter of song
Christine’s ground-breaking recordings of Scots songs and harmony singing, whether in duos, trios or as a solo artist, stand out as favourites in my collection. As a performer, her warm inviting vocals and passion for the material draw even the uninitiated into discovering the riches of Scots song
Fiona Ritchie, Producer/host, NPR’s The Thistle & Shamrock
Absolutely mighty gig from Chris Kydd tonight. One of the gigs of the year for me this year and since one of the others was Grit, the bar has been set quite high
From Autumn 2016:
– Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Edinburgh (30 Oct)
– Just Singin’, Birnam Institute (2 and 9 Nov)
– Tay Landscape Partnership*
– Creative Scotland YMI, Aberdeenshire*
– Cateran’s Commonwealth workshops*
– Living Voices with Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh & Aberdeen
* Ceilidhmakers place making and song making projects
Her solo set is as likely to include self-penned songs as the work of Marra, Springsteen, Hulett, Wellington, McVicar, Jacob, Tannahill and Reid.
Christine also sings the songs of Robert Burns, and features on several volumes of Linn Records collection The Complete Songs of Robert Burns. As a Burness from North East Scotland, she has family connections to Robert Burns’s family tree.
A singer of traditional songs and ballads, she is an international traditionalist, her choice of songs rich and varied, but with a focus on the song culture of Scotland.
She has toured, broadcast and recorded extensively both solo and on a number of projects to produce some of the country’s finest and often award-winning sounds, including singing with Janet Russell, Chantan, Calluna and Sinsheen.
A highly-regarded educator, theatre performer and vocal coach, she recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Ethnology and Folklore. Christine has shared the stage with many top musicians from Scotland and beyond.