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


– The Gallant 16 Celtic connections 1 February Showcase
   Scotland Tron Theatre Glasgow
– Twine it Weel Celtic connections 1 February Showcase
   Scotland Tron Theatre Glasgow

– Penicuik Folk club 13 March 2018 Shottstown Miners Club,
   165 High Street, Penicuik, EH26 8AT 8pm – more info
– Tay Landscape Partnership events see press for details*
– Creative Scotland YMI, Aberdeenshire*
– Cateran’s Commonwealth workshops*
– Living Voices with Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh &

* Ceilidhmakers place making and song making projects


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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