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Singing Workshop with Josie Duncan – The Benslie Sessions

Singing Workshop with Josie Duncan – The Benslie Sessions

Josie Duncan is a young folk singer from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Having been immersed in Glasgow’s fast moving traditional music scene for the past few years where she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Josie’s crystal clear voice is equally at home in Gaelic, Scots or English. In 2017 Josie was awarded BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente.

With self-penned and traditional songs, she also performs as a soloist, self-accompanying on the clarsach (celtic harp). Her 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. Josie has toured extensively over the past year performing at venues and festivals across Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and America.

‘Effortlessly pure, supple vocals. It felt like a fresh breeze.’ (The Scotsman)

Josie’s workshop is open to all stages and abilities from beginners to confident singers.

The workshop runs Sunday 11th November from 11am – 3.30pm, including homemade lunch, tea and cake.

This event is part of a workshop series also including Harris Tweed Crafts with Katie Jackson on the 25th November, and Scottish fiddle with Sally Simpson on the 9th December.

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