Christine is currently busy on a number of projects including working on material for a brand new solo album, some self-penned material as well songs from contemporary sources. Watch this space!
In November 2014 I graduated with an MLitt in Ethnology and Folklore with Commendation from the Elphinstone Institute of the University of Aberdeen. My dissertation looked at South Ronaldsay Boys Ploughing Match, Orkney
See www.sinsheen.com for details of our upcoming gigs. We are at: Leith Folk Club on Tuesday 17th February 2015! Glenfarg Monday 6 April Christine Kydd and Barbara Dymock. CD, LIFT !
February 2015. I joined the small World Voice freelance team in 2014 and have been introducing the World Songbook to teachers and practitioners. It’s a wonderful resource! See the British Council website for details.
Burns Song at Scottish Storytelling Centre- Saturday 7th February 2015! I’ve been busy teaching my arrangements of Scottish, Burns, traditional and contemporary songs from many sources, in January 2015. Busy, for Celtic Connections, Scotland Sings and the lovely Cairn Chorus in Moniaive!
The wonderful Living Voices project continues through Scottish Poetry Library! I belong to a small team of freelancers who will be back in care settings facilitating / sharing songs, poems and stories. It’s a great model for working with older people to encourage active participation. We’ve been writing verse and songs too. From March for …
Songs and illustration outcomes from our major Schools project in 2014 are at www.mearnssangs.com and www.moremearnssangs.webs.com. Our 2013 project in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire can be seen at www.stoneysangs.webs.com
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, congratulations Paul McKenna!
Christine’s gigs at Celtic Connections 2013: Scots in the Spanish Civil War Anthems and elegies sung by Brigadistas themselves, to songs written especially for the project, all under Ian McCalman’s peerless musical direction 20 January 2013 7:30PM – Mitchell Library Tuath gu Deas and Sílvia Pérez Cruz Sunday 27th January 2013, 8.00pm – Kelvingrove Art …
Ali Burns and Christine Kydd have co-written a new resource for community choirs, which is currently being launched by Scotland Sings.