Christine has been at the heart of some of my favourite folky albums over the past twenty years or so

Karine Polwart

I think her voice is superb… a great interpreter of song

Brian McNeill

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

Roddy Macdonald

lineVote for Christine here!
She is nominated for Scots Singer of the Year. She is also nominated as Ceilidhmakers, Community Project of the Year. Here’s the link!

lineNEWS! Christine has been inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame for Services to Performance
I’m thrilled to have the work I do recognised by Hands Up for Trad, many thanks to them. Huge thanks to John Barrow who catapulted me into this community many years ago. We are all very fortunate for the fantastic experiences, insights, love and friendship we find through our traditional music and song, and l am no exception. Through folk music, I’ve travelled, gained a Master’s, recorded, taught, sung and shared, and much more, and the fun continues! I’m putting the finishing touches to a new album to be released in 2019. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. We need our songs now more than ever- keep singing!

Read more – Hands Up For Trad

lineUPCOMING GIGS – 2019:

– Friday 12 April – Garmouth Folk Club, GARMOUTH
– Sat 27th April – Cappuccino Concert, Wighton Centre,
Wellgate, DUNDEE

– Sunday 28 April – Bothy folk Club SOUTHPORT
– Sunday 23 June – Wee Folk Club EDINBURGH
– Tuesday 23 June – Leith Folk Club EDINBURGH


Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s leading, award-winning singers and recording artistes. With eclectic tastes, she is best known for her treatment of traditional and contemporary songs.

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.


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