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. 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.
This collection includes traditional songs (The Back o’ Reres Hill and Braes o’ Balquhidder), contemporary items by esteemed writers: Alison McMorland (The Rue and Thyme), Michael Marra (Just Another Rolling Stone), Alistair Hulett (Blue Murder) and Violet Jacob / Jim Reid (The Wild Geese and Halloween), plus songs written by Christine herself (This is The News, Comin’ on Strong and Shift and Change). The session musicians are: Gillian Frame (fiddle and backing vocals), Andy Shanks (octave mandolin and backing vocals), Fraser Speirs (harmonica), Innes Watson (guitar) and Angus Lyon (piano and Wurlitzer). Angus also recorded the album.