Sinsheen is a singing duo consisting of Christine Kydd and Barbara Dymock- each a fine singer in her own right, now working together. They have built a reputation among roots music lovers for originality, virtuosity, rich harmonies and the livest of live performances. Combining power, passion and pedigree, these dynamic veterans of the Scottish music world contrast stark harmony vocals with light instrumental and percussive backing.
Barbara and Christine were both singers and performers from their early teens, originally meeting in Dundee in the 80’s, then briefly singing together in the all-female a cappella group “Fair Game”. On Christine’s recent return to the North East the two met again to enjoy each other’s company and songs. Barbara, currently, singing with folk divas Palaver and occasionally with tradition-bearer Maureen Jelks, is a bit of a musical 'hing-oot' and enjoys singing with anyone who asks really. Christine (equally generous with her musical favours) sings with a variety of weel-kent musos, including the fine traditional band Calluna.
The songs of Sinsheen are a voice for the irreverent everywhere, with a brash sense of humour, but a healthy respect for the roots of traditional Scottish music. Songs vary from self-penned via trad to the odd genre-swapping version of a dyed-in-the-wool Scottish favourite. Expect fun and seriousness in equal measure, a performance extraordinarily varied and rich, songs about work, struggle, love, getting the bairn tae sleep, politics, the blues, and dreams.
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