Scottish singer Robyn Stapleton is BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Robyn performs the traditional songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage, in the Scots, English and Gaelic language. She is described as having one of the finest voices in Scottish music, with a uniquely pure tone, wonderful control and an empathy and sensitivity for traditional songs.
This year alone, Robyn has performed live on BBC television, as part of the Commonwealth Games and to an audience of 8,000 at this year’s Proms in the Park with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
She is also building a strong reputation as a song leader and tutor, keen to pass on her knowledge of traditional music to others. Robyn is very proud of the her own Scots dialect and this year became an Ambassador of the Scots Language.
She was awarded Person of the Year at this year’s Dumfries and Galloway Life Awards and is a nominee for Scots Singer of the Year at the Trad Music Awards.
Her first album, entitled ‘Fickle Fortune’, is our Album of the Week this week.