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Aileen Carr
Aileen Carr

Aileen Carr
Aileen Carr

 

Aileen, Anne, Alison, Gordeanna, Maureen
Aileen, Anne, Alison, Gordeanna & Maureen

Aileen Carr
Aileen Carr

Aileen Carr
Aileen Carr

 

 

Aileen Carr was born and brought up in rural Perthshire, in a household which was musical, and she can’t remember a time when she didn’t sing.  However, it was the excitement of being at the early Blairgowrie Festivals – and later at those at Kinross – which was the catalyst for what has become a lifelong affair with traditional music.  Hearing people like Belle Stewart perform quickly set her on the path to becoming one of Scotland’s most expressive interpreters of traditional song. 

On the Scots Women CD, she sings ‘The Braes of Strathdon’, a lovely and rather plaintive tale of unrequited love.  It is a version of a song also known as The Braes of Strathblane.  The text Aileen sings was collected in Aberdeenshire by Peter Hall, and given to her by Tom Spiers, who discovered it while sorting through and re-recording the material Pete had collected.

 

RECORDINGS

  Aileen has recently released a solo CD on Greentrax records called ‘Green Yarrow’.
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