Joy Dunlop is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer and Scottish step-dancer. Originally from the West Highlands, her performances showcase Gaelic music and song in a contemporary style that remains true to its roots. A seasoned performer, Joy has appeared throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and the USA and has performed everywhere from Highland village hall ceilidhs to major international festivals such as Celtic Connections and Celtic Colours.
A fluent Gaelic speaker, Joy has also presented shows on BBC ALBA and makes frequent appearances on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. As an honours graduate of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the world’s only Gaelic immersion college, Joy is passionate about promoting Gaelic language and culture. She currently teaches a wide variety of classes throughout Scotland, and is an active member of several Gaelic song ensembles in addition to her solo projects.
Joy is also heavily involved in Gaelic choral music as the conductor of Còisir Cheann an Tuirc, the award-winning Argyll male voice choir and as a member of and Gaelic Reader for the infamous ladies’ choir Atomic Piseag. She is also an active member of the Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association and Taynuilt Gaelic Choir, in addition to being one-quarter of a cappella vocal quartet Dealrach.