Amy Leach is a young Scots singer from Edinburgh, now studying on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University. She grew up singing Scots Song through the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and was further inspired to sing when given a CD of Belle Stewart when she was 15. She enjoys singing ballads in particular and exploring songs from Scotland and the North East of England.
Amy’s Paths to Songs blogs
This exciting project came our way. Read more below. Amy Leach is a final year student of traditional music at Newcastle University who has also been mentored by leading folk singing authority Sheena Wellington. Earlier this year, 1320Radio took the opportunity to make an audio/visual record of Amy in performance at the Wighton Centre in Dundee. We also recorded […]
Travelling through to Dundee on the windiest, rainiest day of the year (albeit only the third day of the year…) would have been totally miserable, if I didn’t have a warm cup of tea and a friendly welcome waiting for me! Once I arrived at Sheena’s, and warmed up, the singing began. It had been […]
Instead of going to Sheena’s house this week I got to be a massive geek at the Wighton Heritage Centre. We looked through several really interesting collections – Wighton’s collection was a bizarre mix of dirty songs copied from Thomas D’Urfey and more respectable tunes from Gow and Marshall. The Thompson collection was really interesting […]
Amy Leach’s 2nd blog working with Sheena Wellington. In my last meeting with Sheena I was left with loads of resources and songs to look through, so I had plenty to sing and discuss this time! The first song I sang was Silken Snood, Sheena got me to learn this from a recording of Aileen […]
Amy Leach has written our first Paths to Songs blog. She is working with Scottish culture icon and singer Sheena Wellington. ‘The voice is the servant of the song’ – I love this expression that Sheena Wellington used in our first Paths to Songs mentoring session. It perfectly sums up the role that of a […]