Rebecca and Donald’s music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems. Accompanied by requinto, cello, acoustic guitar and bodhran, their shows promise to bring you back to the heart of folk.
Rebecca is possibly most well-known on the Australian folk circuit for her gracefully grounded solo performances and inspired songwriting. Since bursting onto the Brisbane folk scene at age 16, she has played at countless festivals and folk clubs, both as a solo artist and as guest cellosinger with a range of acts, both in Australia and overseas. After meeting Donald at a festival in the north of England in 2008, she went to live with him in Scotland and became immersed in traditional music and culture.
Born and bred in the lowland hills west of Glasgow, Donald has been singing traditional Scots songs for as long as he can remember. An active participant in his local folk club since the age of 17, he has spent the last two decades honing his skills as a singer, guitarist and bodhran player. He has played in sessions all over the UK and beyond where he is always a welcome addition due to his vast repertoire and sheer love of the Scots song.
Together they have toured in Scotland and Australia, promoting the release of their first album, ‘Joys that never weary’, a selection of 10 songs recorded live in Kyoti Studio in Glasgow in 2012. Now based in Brisbane, their second album is due for release in mid-2015.