Another "Sidmouth friend it is great to welcome Gilly back to Wales. Gilly and husband Ian were at the Llantrisant Folk Club Festival about 20 years ago, the one when it rained all weekend and we camped at the bottom of the Common!! This was my first Welsh Festival and will admit to wondering if and how I could get involved. Now look at the fine mess I've got myself in to.
Gilly has sung traditional and contemporary folk song in the Edinburgh area since the late 1910s, and accompanies herself on 5-string banjo. She has appeared at folk festivals all over the U.K., regularly being asked back to Sidmouth International Folk Festival in Devon since 1988.
Her first album "From Down tae Boon" was produced in 1981, and her second album "An Honest Lass" was released in 1996 It consists of 11 songs of Robert Burns, of which a few are unaccompanied, and on others she is joined by an array of well known instrumentalists. She sings Burns songs in a style which is not bawdy but not drawing room, and pours out the feeling which she learned from the songs and the count enriched by her own experience as a traditional folk singer.
"From Down tae Doon" Jigs Music JIGS
981 Recorded at Fireside Studios.