Linzi is taking part in our Paths to Songs project and is working with Anne Neilson.
Second time semi-finalist in the BBC radio Scotland young traditional musician of the year award, Linzi Murphy was raised in the village of Neilston, where she still lives.
Linzi has always had an extremely strong inerest in all aspects of Scottish tradition, and has sung traditional songs from as far back as she can remember.
Linzi has been fortunate in being able to work with some of her favorite musicians on the folk scene today whilst making her EP this year, and also performing with bands such as The Paul McKenna Band.
Over the years Linzi has had many influences from a variety of people such as, Dick Gaughan and Karine Polwart. Attending many concerts and folk clubs in and around Glasgow, has influenced her repertoire and style, as have all the festivals she has been to.
Linzi has developed a great respect and love for the tradition that we have here in Scotland.
Linzi’s blog posts.
I’ve had two sessions since my last blog and Anne and I have been working hard on lots of different songs to try out new things. I’ve still been practicing ‘Mary Hamilton’, ‘Rothesay O’ and ‘My Son David’ (a variation of the ballad ‘Edward’) and at the most recent session I tried ‘Thomas Muir of Huntershill’ and […]
I had lot’s of homework from my last session with Anne, so I done the listening exercises and practiced the songs from previous weeks. I used my guitar for a simple accompaniment while doing Mary Hamilton this time and we both agreed there was an improvement and the guitar didn’t get in the way of […]
Linzi’s 4th session with Anne Neilson Well I was right, I have relaxed more and I am more comfortable now with trying new things, which is a massive help! I done my homework from last time and I feel that ‘Mary Hamilton’ has improved more and more each week. I found it difficult to learn’ […]
Linzi’s third session with Anne Neilson. I had practiced Marie Hamilton and I sang it to Anne the way I’d learnt it again to see if there was any improvement, I suppose there was in some aspects but we had a discussion about what else could be improved upon and I made my notes for […]
Linzi Murphy’s 2nd session with Anne Neilson Well I seemed to do alright with my homework from the first mentoring session with Anne Neilson, though I did find the listening exercise and critique of Arthur Argo’s version of ‘Lord Ronald’ quite tricky. It’s really useful to compare my notes to Anne’s and to find out […]
I was quite nervous on my way to the first ‘Paths to Songs’ mentoring session with Anne Neilson, I think anyone would be to some extent. Your a young trad singer/musician and your about to meet one of the great tradition bearers… Well Anne was absolutely lovely, and I got a kind welcome and was […]