Josie Duncan


2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner (with Pablo Lafuente) Josies Duncan's music focuses on Scotland's traditions.


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Wednesday 19th February 2020 7:30pmCecil Sharp House
Saturday 22nd February 2020 7:30pmPrema Arts Centre
Sunday 23rd February 2020 7:30pm8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Josie Duncan is a folk singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie's singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland's traditional music and the adventurous tastes of it's young inhabitants.
Since winning BBC Radio 2's young folk award in 2017 alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente, Josie has appeared on main stages of festivals the country over and regularly appears with her own band, five piece fusion band 'INYAL' and exciting new collaboration 'The Tweed Project'.
Josie's solo show encompasses all her influences and distils them into a captivating mixture of loops, ethereal airs, original songs and intimate accompaniment. Unburdened by genre, this spellbinding set is guaranteed to leave audiences rapt.
Bristol Folk House
Thursday 27th February 2020 7:45pmRaised 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. Her approach to song although influenced by the tradition always feels modern, with a voice which is somehow delicately soft and yet rich and powerful at the same time.
On this tour Josie is accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Hamish Macleod. Although Hamish began his musical career learning and performing traditional music his playing now encompasses electronic, jazz and orchestral styles. His own bands have performed headline slots at major music festivals around the country and have been nominated for prestigious awards.
As comfortable calling a ceilidh as he is performing for muddy festival goers, Hamish's broad range of influences have produced a compositional and performance style which lend themselves to any application and he fits perfectly into a duo combination as Josie's accompanist.
"Effortlessly pure, supple vocals. It felt like a fresh breeze." - The Scotsman.
Black Swan Inn
Friday 28th February 2020 8:00pmthe kirkgate
Saturday 29th February 2020 8:00pmRopery Hall
Monday 2nd March 2020 7:30pmRoyal Northumberland Yacht Club