Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s leading award-winning singers and recording artistes.
Christine's repertoire is rich and varied, focussing on many of the great, well-known and popular songs of Scotland while containing an eclectic and entertaining mix of traditional and contemporary songs.
A typical performance is as likely to range from self-penned songs to songs by the great but sadly late Michael Marra or Bruce Springsteen to the Scottish 18th century poet Robert Tannahill (who wrote 'The Braes of Balquidder' which became the enormously popular song 'Wild Mountain Thyme') and the Muckle Sangs (the great Scottish narrative ballads).
Christine's repertoire also contains songs of Robert Burns. She features on Linn Records major 12-CD collection, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns. Christine is on ...
Volume 1 solo (track 12) and also with Janet Russell (8), Rod Paterson (10)
Volume 2 solo (track 8) and with Janet Russell (13)
Volume 11 solo (track 18)
Interestingly, Christine's family tree includes the Burness family from North East Scotland, intertwining with Robert Burns’ own family.
As a touring singer Christine has broadcast and recorded extensively both as a soloist and on a number of projects to produce some of the Britain's finest and often award-winning sounds, including singing in a duo with Janet Russell and with the groups Chantan, Calluna and Sinsheen.
Christine is simply of the best singers around: blessed with a great, colourful and expressive voice - none of your subdued, monotonic droning here! Engaging, warm, effusive and infused with wit and charm.
In addition to her touring work, Christine is a highly-regarded educator, theatre performer and vocal coach and has a Master’s degree in Ethnology and Folklore from Aberdeen University.
From this latter part of her 'curriculum vitae' Christine offers topics giving added value to her inclusion in your programme.
She can ...
* teach solo vocal masterclasses
* teach voice sessions
* teach large workshops
* form a scratch festival choir
* give a presentation of Plough Monday related academic paper.
* talk about developing projects in the community ... working in the leisure sector and formal education, care setting ... active learning
Goodness me, that's a pretty impressive list of add-ons!
Can you get by without Christine Kydd at your event!?