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Review from Irvine Folk Club
Celtic Quines are three of Scotland’s finest female vocalists.
Katherine McLeod, Celine Donohue and Eilidh Grant are the Celtic Quines. The three all have first class singing ability and a love of good songs. Katherine, Celine and Eilidh emerged on the folk scene by different routes. This variety of backgrounds serves to make a Celtic Quines performance all the richer.
Celine Donoghue is well known to Irvine audiences having played at the Club and Marymass Festival. She is at home playing either banjo and fiddle both of which she does extremely well. Celine is also a fine singer and just likes playing music. This combined with a very relaxed stage presence makes her a very entertaining musician.
Eilidh Grant’s stunning voice helped her win the best Folk/Trad recording in 2011 – and it was with her debut album ‘Masks and Smiles’. She also won the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2004. It’s all about the songs with Eilidh. She has a love for classic folk songs as well as original material but her real passion is Burns material.
Whilst there is little information to be found about Katherine MacLeod, suffice to say that with Celine and Eilidh as her band mates then we can be assured of her strong musical pedigree! Somewhere along the way these three females have found a musical chemistry that clearly works for them and for audiences.
As with so many bands these days, appearing as the Celtic Quines is not their only performance base and so it’s fortunate that the Irvine Club has secured a booking of this richly talented trio.