Biography

Eilidh’s stunning voice beautifully renders both classic folk songs and original material. With a love for traditional and contemporary folk alike, underpinned by a passion for Burns, Eilidh 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. Her first solo gig was at the Star Folk Club in Glasgow and since then has gone on to perform at some of the best venues in the country and has shared the stage with some of the best and 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” and dedicated it 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 called 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 for their German tour and the band enjoyed working with her so much that they have asked her not only to join them for their 2014 tours but to record their first album in over 5 years. “Shining Star” will be available to buy and download over the next few weeks.

Eilidh is in the studio at the moment working on her much anticipated 2nd album which she hopes to have released by the end of spring 2017.

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