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About Ainsley

Ainsley is an experienced songwriter and singer and is one of the UK’s leading and most diverse folk/pop singers. (Traditional/Gaelic/Pop)
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Ainsley is an experienced songwriter and singer and is quickly becoming one of the UK’s leading and most diverse folk singers, after various nominations at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Much of her own material is performed with touring band ‘Barluath’ and now ‘Ainsley Hamill and Band’. DSC_0418Ainsley hails from Cardross, and has been involved in singing, dancing and performance from a young age, and specialises in songwriting, Gaelic Song and English Song. Ainsley’s love of Gaelic song was nurtured whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she obtained a First Class Honour’s Degree in Scottish Music, with Gaelic Song as her Principal Study, under the tuition of Kenna Campbell and Màiri MacInnes. There she met her fellow band mates, and Barluath was formed. In recent years, the band has recorded two studio albums, ‘Source’ and ‘At Dawn of Day’, along with touring extensively in Britain and abroad. In October 2013, Ainsley won The Silver Pendant at The Royal National Mòd, held in Paisley. She has also appeared in the final of the An Comunn Gàidhealach Gold Medal competition in 2014, and 2015. Ainsley was also named as a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist in 2014/15, and recently nominated for Gaelic Singer of the Year and Folk Band of the Year, with band Barluath at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Karaoke, Soul, Britpop, World music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Song genres:
Traditional Gaelic
Traditional Scots
Robert Burns
Self Penned
Repertoire Examples:
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose - Robert Burns
Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns
Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
The Siller Tassie - Robert Burns
What Can a Young Lassie? Robert Burns
Fly We to Some Desert Isle - Robert Tannahill
Wild Rover - Traditional
The Wild Mountain Thyme - Francis McPeak
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dh'èirich Mi Moch Madainn Chèitein - Traditional
Dh’ fhalbh mo rùn - Traditional
Air Fàir an Là - Mary MacLeod
Ceann Tràigh Ghruineart - Traditional
Seagull - Paul Rodgers
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Touch the Gate - Ainsley Hamill
The Lyceum - Ainsley Hamill
The Green Woods Back Home - Ainsley Hamill
Belle of the Ball - Ainsley Hamill
Stay - Ainsley Hamill
Runaways - Ainsley Hamill


From customers:

Pat C, 11 years ago

Ainsley Hamill’s stirring voice could compete with anyone at Celtic Connections

'At (, 6 years ago

Vocalist Ainsley Hamill has a rich, colorful voice. Hers is the kind of voice that could sing a page of the Glasgow phone book and draw a standing ovation.