Biography

With a love for traditional and contemporary folk alike, underpinned by a passion for the works of Robert Burns, Eilidh’s stunning voice has made a considerable impression on the British and European folk scenes. Her vocal style, with shades of a Caledonian Joni Mitchell, won her the Danny Kyle Award at the 2004 Celtic Connections festival and since then she has gone on to perform at some of the best venues in the country, sharing the stage with some of the most well-known musicians of today.

In October 2011 Eilidh won a Scottish New Music Award for best Folk/Traditional recording of year for her debut album “Masks and Smiles”, which she dedicated to her new baby boy. The award now sits proudly out of reach of, not one but two sets of little hands.

Eilidh is also one third of the Glasgow based, all Scottish folk girl band, The Celtic Quines, along with the fantastic tenor banjo and fiddle player Celine Donoghue and the wonderful flute and whistle player Katherine MacLeod. The girls three part harmonies and great songs along with their on stage banter are making them one of the best bands to catch on the Scottish music scene.

In August 2013 Eilidh was asked to join the well-known borders based band Real Time after the untimely death of their singer Judy Dinning. Since then Eilidh and the band have toured all over Europe and Britain as well as releasing the band’s first studio album in over 5 years, Shining Star. In the autumn of 2018 the band will head back into the studio to record a brand new album packed full of original songs and tunes.

For the last 4 years, Eilidh has been working with a selection of amazing musicians to record her new solo album. During the process the studio was unfortunately damaged in a devastating fire at the historic Gordon Arms Hotel in the Yarrow Valley. Thankfully the hotel and studios were beautifully restored which allowed the project to finally be completed in the summer of 2018.

The new album, Charms Of Nature, will be released on the 22nd of September 2018. It will be available for download from iTunes, amazon etc and can be ordered through www.eilidhgrant.com/buy/

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