Twenty year old Natalie, from Fraserburgh, started singing Traditional and Bothy Ballads at concerts and festivals when she was about 7 years old, when her sister Gillian was competing and playing the bagpipes. Having won several prizes at junior and senior level, Natalie is extremely proud to be only the third woman to qualify for the 2012 Annual Bothy Ballad “Champion of Champions.”
Having already received singing lessons from Elizabeth Stewart and Stanley Robertson, Natalie spent two years at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton before returning to the North-East.
Natalie is currently studying at Robert Gordon’s University whilst continuing to compete and sing at festivals. She has recently become a committee member of the Aberdeen branch of the TMSA.
Natalie’s Paths to Songs blogs
First of all – apologies for the lateness of these blogs! I have been a busy bee these past couple of months! A holiday to Rome, starting my dissertation at University and the Aberdeen TMSA branch have had some brilliant concerts – Cookney and the Doric Concert in Midmar, so I had my committee member […]
This is Natalie Chalmer’s first Paths to Songs blog! We didn’t go into detail on any one song in our first session but we spent the time discussing what songs we intended on learning about over the next year. In my opinion Geordie Murison is one of the best bothy ballad singers and so I […]