Linda Dewar's rich voice, distinctive guitar styling, and engaging stage presence made her a popular and familiar favorite among fans at ceilidhs, Burns nights and festivals throughout the western states of America. Her ties to folk and traditional music were strong and she continued to perform first with 'The Ordeal' (sadly, a fairly descriptive name), and later with 'The Wayfarers' a popular local folk group.
In the late 1980's, Linda was re-introduced to the traditional music of her Scottish ancestors and found her musical 'home'. She spent several years performing as half of the duo 'Dewar & McLean' before moving on to a solo career. Today, Linda's repertoire includes both contemporary and traditional Scottish, Irish and American songs, from lyrical ballads to spirited, toe-tapping favourites. She is equally at home before an audience of a thousand at a festival concert or a group of three in a retirement community rec room.
Linda has now moved from California to the cooler climate of Highland Perthshire in Scotland and is looking forward to new opportunities to play both Scottish and American music over here. She is currently involved in a show themed on the works of Robert Burns called 'Simply Burns'.