Solo Concert Reviews:

The songs she loves are, in the main Scots Folk, ancient and modern with more than a passing nod to Burns. You’ll catch Mary Chapin Carpenter and Springsteen in her sets but her respect for the tradition remains undying, with energy and zest levels as high as her style is faultless. Christine Kydd is relevant – you need to see and hear her.

Clive Pownceby, Bothy Folksong Club, Southport 2012

It was an excellent night which was enjoyed by all, and you know you would be very welcome to come back any time

Gifford Lind, Dunfermline Folk Club 2015

That song is regaining its popularity after years of instrumental dominance can be nothing but a good thing, and Sylvia Barnes, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Christine Kydd, Mike Heron, Stanley Robertson and Billy Joe Shaver are some of the great stylists appearing…

Norman Chalmers, The List

The Battlefield Band’s Alan Reid on “Kellyburn Braes,” Christine Kydd on “The Slave’s Lament,” and Old Blind Dogs’ Ian F. Benzie on “What Can a Young Lassie Do Wi an Auld Man” round out this album’s highlights

Dirty Linen

Just got my copy of the Smithsonian Folkways cd, Scotland the Real, at the radio station yesterday. Thrilled to find your vocal with Chantan doing “Slave’s Lament” included on the set. It’s my favorite cut on this cd. I hope it brings even more people to an appreciation of your music

Mike Luster, Louisiana Folklife Festival

 

As Songwriter:

…Kydd’s fine singing, and some of her own compositions, like ‘Coming on Strong’ and ‘What is it that we’ve just done?’ were particular strengths

Kenny Kemp, The Scotsman

Christine Kydd’s own songs are truly beautiful and well written. I have always liked her singing, but I think her own songs are her true forte. When I first heard her singing them in her own house, playing piano, I thought they were stunning and very moving. I hope she brings out a c.d. soon

Maureen Jelks, singer

honest-to-goodness poetry, straight from the heart, poignant and fragile, beautifully set and beautifully sung

Tom Clelland, singer songwriter

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…In my solo set, I’ll be singing some of my favourites- Burns, some contemporary and some traditional songs from the scottish repertoire, the odd big ballad, some of my own songs, including some inspired by a masterclass with Richard Thompson, either with guitar or unaccompanied.

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