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Thu, 29 Aug

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Music Room

Ainsley Hamill

Mix Heather Small & Julie Fowlis and you’ve got singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill. One of the UK’s leading and most diverse singers, Ainsley has a long list of nods including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and Gaelic Singer of the Year Finalist.

Ainsley Hamill
Ainsley Hamill

Time & Location

29 Aug 2024, 19:30 – 21:30

Music Room, 11-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK

About the event

Mix Heather Small & Julie Fowlis and you’ve got singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill.

One of the UK’s leading and most diverse singers, Ainsley has a long list of nods including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and Gaelic Singer of the Year Finalist at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. She represented Scotland at Eurovision in Gothenburg and has appeared at folk festivals the world over, including The Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Celtic Connections & du Bout du Monde for the last 10 years and has recently been included in The List’s 2024 Hot 100, of the most influential Scottish cultural contributors.

With the release of her debut feature album ‘Not Just Ship Land’. Produced by BBC composer Malcolm Lindsay, ‘Not Just Ship Land’, Ainsley showcases her songwriting ability, inspired by the surroundings and unsung heroes of Govan and Glasgow. Ainsley’s new album will be released in 2024 and centred around trad Scottish Gaelic, Scots and self-penned songs that are inspired by the rich tapestry of Scotland's landscape and people.

Hailing from the West Coast of Scotland, Ainsley specialises in song writing and songs in Scottish Gaelic and English. Her love of Gaelic song was nurtured whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Trad roots are close to her heart. With this new album however, Ainsley is exploring new sounds and ideas as she pushes out from these roots to create personal material that encompasses big topics close to her heart, including

feminism and equality, while unearthing forgotten stories and places that deserve a voice.

 

Featured in ‘The List’ Hot 100 Cultural Scots 2024 The Guardian Album of the Month, “Her voice thick with velvet and mirk ... hovering between the comforting warmth of The Breath and the whip-smart forlorness of early Adele ... Hamill has a big intriguing voice, it’s Scottishness ever- present.”

“One of the best of her generation.” - RnR Magazine

Doors open at 19:00. The performance begins at 19:30.

Tickets

  • Standard (Seated)

    £16.00

Total

£0.00

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