Sun May 5th
 St Saviour’s Church, 25 Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF
 01727 852111

More about: Music


Fiona Ross and Christine Kydd are two great singers reaffirming the well known quality of Scottish female singers – a lineage stretching back through the great tradition bearers like Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, and the Stewarts of Blairgowrie. Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s best known folk singers and Fiona Ross, who now lives in Australia, has returned to sing with her on a tour based in Scotland and the North of England. This concert is one of only two dates in the south of England.

Fiona Ross inherited a love of Scottish music from her dad and has sung popular Scottish songs from a young age. She grew up in Partick, in the west end of Glasgow, spending time throughout her teenage years at her step-family home on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Since moving to Melbourne in 2009, Fiona has continued to pursue, and share, her passion for the Scots song tradition. Fiona’s busy schedule of traditional Scots song concerts, workshops and presentations is coupled with the PhD she is currently completing at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium.. In Australia, Fiona has performed at major Australian events including Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and the National Celtic Festival.

A veteran of the folk world, Christine Kydd grew up musically in the vibrant Edinburgh scene. Her career has offered her great variety, where she has not only worked solo, with the finest of players who now feature in top groups including Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Blazin’ Fiddles and Shooglenifty. She has also been involved in highly-acclaimed groundbreaking projects, notably her extensive touring and recording work with Janet Russell as well as in Chantan with Elspeth Cowie and Corinna Hewat and in Calluna with Charlotte Peterson, Rebecca Knorr and Anna Wendy Stevenson. ‘Lift’, the debut album of her duo with  Barbara Dymock in Sinsheen, was produced in 2009 by the late great Michael Marra.

Support will be from Young Anglo-Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and New Roots 2023 finalist Conor “Conker” Reynolds. He is already making his mark on the UK folk scene with his vibrantly earnest blend of original tunes and traditional songs. He is currently working on his debut album, along with some upcoming ensemble projects – watch this space!


Tickets, price £15, with £10 concessions for students and young people can be booked at or by phone on 0333 666 3366 or on the door.


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