Sun, 24 Jan 2021
Special recording of the famous Burns Song from classical vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Amy Papiransky.
MG Alba Scots Singer of the Year Nominee
Finalist for the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition
Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy has been gathering and writing songs over the last eight years. Her debut album released in September 2019 Read Me Write is the product of the Scottish songbird’s musical maturity and growing confidence.
A music teacher by trade, Amy’s debut release is a lesson in flawless vocal dexterity and heartfelt song writing, the result of which is a contemporary, hypnotic and soaring sound with a side of sass, funk and class.
Since making the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Amy has carved her name in the Scottish folk scene, touring Canada, America, Ireland and Germany. A classically trained and infinitely talented multi-instrumentalist, she has performed on BBC Radio Scotland’s Hogmanay Show, at BBC Proms in the Park and The Lotus Temple in New Dehli and played keys for Glasvegas at their BBC Quay Session to name a few.
This a young woman with plenty to say. A born storyteller and songwriter, Amy has carefully crafted a collection of mellow, uplifting folk-pop songs and effortless ballads which tell tales of love, loss, heartbreak and strength.
“A bit of Dolly and a bit of Carole King with the piano, and a real tie in with good country writing over her stunning Scottish accent!”