Day 25 - Longing for home An T-Eilean Mu Thuath
As we spend Easter Day, many of us a long way from where we might have wanted to be with families, here is the astonishing Josie Duncan singing a traditional song about longing for home - her home, ,the Isle of Lewis.
Josie and I were due to be creating a piece together Ferry Tales for the National Theatre of Scotland. A show which would have opened this week on the ferry route to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, and in following weeks appeared on ferry routes to Mull and Lewis. Hopefully the show will take place later in the summer!
To hear more of Josie's work go to: https://www.josieduncanmusic.com
And click here for the Josie's newly released single O Cuin a Chi Mi Thus Luaidh?
Raised in the musical traditions of the Outer Hebrides, Josie Duncan has long been able to exercise a deep understanding of Scotland’s music with her softly strong vocals, enthralling listeners everywhere. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has performed all over Europe to rapt audiences. Josie was awarded BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente. Following the release of the duo’s debut album ‘The Morning Tempest’, the pair have toured extensively.
A diverse performer and a keen collaborator, Josie can regularly be seen performing with INYAL, a five piece innovative outfit pairing Gaelic music with the music of Glasgows underground Scene or The Tweeed Project, a band exploring the traditional stylings from Scotland and England as well as with her own band, seemlessly pairing original and traditional material.
Whether performing alongside a band or as a soloist, Duncan's approach to song offers many nods to the traditional but always feels modern, with a voice which is somehow delicately soft and yet rich and powerful at the same time.
"Effortlessly pure, supple vocals. It felt like a fresh breeze." - The Scotsman.