Participants: Sheena Wellington
Sheena Wellington, Scotland's leading traditional singer, was born in Dundee into a family of singers and factory weavers. Sheena's repertoire covers everything from Burns to ballads to the best of contemporary songwriting, drawing from the rich Scottish tradition passed from musician to musician through the ages. Sheena has taken her distinctive song and style to Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, charming her audiences and winning new fans for Scottish song. Among those she has sung for are the Dalai Lama, the Queen and Sean Connery, who described her voice as "Absolutely Fabulous!"
StAnza 2009 Events:
Wed 18 March | Festival Launch
First Minister Alex Salmond, poets Bill Manhire & Kate Clanchy, singer Sheena Wellington, Burning Burns with David Mach; music from Ferryport Fiddlers
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer
Wed 18 March | Sex & the Poet
In the Footsteps of Clarinda with Gill Bowman followed by Bawdy Burns: songs & poems from The Merry Muses of Caledonia with Sheena Wellington, Rod Paterson, Gill Bowman, Nigel Leask & Pauline Gray.
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium