Christine Kydd ‘Shift & Change’ on Greentrax release date 1st Feb 2019
Guest on Bob Leslie’s show ‘Transatlantic Conversations’ Sun 6 Jan at 2pm
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.
Christine 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. In Sinsheen along with Barbara Dymock took their debut ablum ‘Lift’ in 2009 produced by Michael Marra to not only a national but international stage.
A highly regarded educator, theatre performer and vocal coach, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Ethnology and Folklore in 2014 at Aberdeen University. Her project ‘Kist o Sangs’ has taken traditional music from class room to lecture theatre, to workshops the length and breadth of Britain passing on her passion for Scots song to an eager audience.
In 2018 Christine was nominated for Scots Singer Of The Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards and also for Community Project Of The Year with Ceilidhmakers. Christine has also been inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame For Services to Performance in 2018.
Shift and Change tracks :-
1 Just Like Another Rolling Stone
3 Braes o’ Balquhidder
4 Pearls o’ The Bonny Tay
5 Rigs o’ Rye
6 This Is The News
7 What Is That We’ve Just Done
8 Blue Murder
9 Rue and Thyme
10 Comin’ on Strong
11 Wild Geese (Norland Wind)
12 Back o’ Reres Hill
13 Shift and Change
14 Trilogy For Peace: The Waters of The World / All Shall Be Well / Peace Round
Some up and coming gigs:-
Friday 12 April – Garmouth Folk Club, GARMOUTH
Sat 27 April – Cappuccino Concert, Wighton Centre, Wellgate, DUNDEE
Sunday 28 April – Bothy folk Club SOUTHPORT
Wednesday 1 May, Coach House Studios, Crown Yard, Market Place, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET, 01629 823988
Tuesday 23 June – Wee Folk Club EDINBURGH
31st August – 7th September 2019 – School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance – Barga, Italy
Tuesday 17 September – Leith Folk Club EDINBURGH