HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS


2018 Inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame

2018 Scots Traditional Singer of the Year, nominee

2016 The Special Projects 30th Anniversary of Greentrax

2014 Graduated with MLitt Ethnology and Folklore Aberdeen University Elphinstone Institute

2012 Scots Traditional Singer of the Year, nominee

2009 Celebrity opening of Homecoming Scotland

2009 Sheena Wellington’s album of the year, ‘Lift’ by Sinsheen

2007 Angus Ambassador, Creative, Angus Ahead

1998 My Ain Countrie, award- winning Scottish Women show at Celtic Connections – Karen Matheson, Sheena Wellington, Ishbel McAskill, Wrigley Sisters

1995 The Scotsman Sounds Around Album of the Year, Alasdair Clark, Dancin Chantin, with Janet Russell

A timeless treasure

Living Tradition magazine describes Christine’s latest CD album  as ‘a collection that showcases one of Scottish Folk Music’s timeless treasures'.

A veteran of the folk world, Christine grew up musically in the vibrant Edinburgh scene. Her career has offered her great variety, where she has not only worked solo, or in bands with the finest of players who now feature in top – flight groups including Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Blazin’ Fiddles, Shooglenifty. but also in highly-acclaimed groundbreaking projects- her extensive touring and recording work with Janet Russell; in Chantan with Elspeth Cowie and Corinna Hewat and in Calluna with Charlotte Peterson, Rebecca Knorr and Anna Wendy Stevenson. With Barbara Dymock in Sinsheen, the duo’s debut album “Lift” was produced in 2009 by the late great Michael Marra, to great critical acclaim.

Christine‘s solo work reveals an artiste of empathy, range and passion whether with the fun and energy of a street song or children’s ditty or her fine interpretations of traditional ballad, self-penned and contemporary song.

Christine has shared the stage with fellow singers such as Sheena Wellington, Karen Mathieson, Jean Redpath and in various combinations has supported many artistes such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Richard Thompson, while as soloist, artistes she has supported include Capercaille, Guy Clark, Christy Moore and Altan. Now, with many touring recording and performance credits under her belt, she is a singer as respected and loved by fellow musicians as she is by her audiences.

Her work has taken her all over the UK and Europe, to North America, and Russia. 2007 saw her gain an award as Creative Ambassador for Angus, and 2008 ended with a solo performance for the Scottish Government’s launch of Homecoming 2009, singing for Scotland’s First Minister and a celebrity audience. In 2012 and 2018 she was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at Na Trads. In 2018 she was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, with Shift & Change released to excellent reviews on the Greentrax label in 2019

 

SELECTED APPEARANCES

Celtic Connections
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Perthshire Amber
Orkney Folk Festival
Burnsfest
The Carrying Stream Festival
Stonehaven Folk Festival
Edinburgh Folk Festival
Whitby
Tønder
Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend
Kirriemuir Folk Festival
Border Gathering
Holmfirth Festival
Northlands
Cambridge Folk Festival club stage
True North
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