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Kirsty Law is an innovative Scots songmaker and singer based in Edinburgh. From a background learning from some of Scotland and Ireland’s great tradition bearerers such as Sheila Stewart, Cathal MacConnell, Sheena Wellington and Margaret Bennett, she has gone on to compose her own material dubbed by Record Collector Magazine as ‘folk art-pop’.

Working primary in Scots language, Law pairs bold contemporary narratives and sounds with traditional material, with a special interest in expressing that which previously in the tradition has gone unsung - sensitive stories of queer love, unashamed female sexuality - and continuing that which she feels the tradition does best - salving some of life's darkest subjects, providing a voice for the voiceless. 

Performing, she is often joined by Esther Swift - a pedal harpist, composer and arranger who works with critically acclaimed bands as well as writing modern, genre-crossing compositions and commissions. 

'...weaves a dexterous path between the animated vocal mannerisms of Ani Di Franco and the wide open instrumentation of early Massive Attack'       Acoustic Magazine

'...spellbinding.'       Max Reinhardt BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

'Beautiful and feisty... In Kirsty Law, it's a joy to hear a young singer and writer in Scots with such welcoming, earthy and conversational character to her singing and songs. Better still, she's complimenting traditional material with her own writing and research, and with a distinctive sense of theatre... a musician doing things her own way.'       Karine Polwart

'a sumptuous album' Ian Rankin

'Quite something...haunting stuff.Janice Forsyth BBC Radio Scotland

All photographs by Liam Baker

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