Kirsty & Heather
Voice & Harp
Kirsty Duncan and Heather Downie have performed together since 2012 at Wedding Ceremonies, Champagne Receptions & Events throughout Scotland. They perform Classical, Opera, Pop, Scots & Gaelic song. They provide a bespoke service to help you create the soundtrack for your wedding or event.
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Repertoire: Classical, Opera, Scots, Pop, Acoustic
We are happy to take requests and to work with you to create your event.
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Heather Downie - Bio:
has always had a love of Scottish music, and has been singing for as
long as she can remember. Her passion grew working with the late Martyn
Bennett, after which she decided that a career in traditional music
would be her goal.
At the age of 15 she began playing the Scottish harp and was
immediately accepted into Splore, the traditional music course at the
Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Having graduated in 2008 from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a first class honors BA Scottish music, studying harp with Wendy Stewart
and piano with Mary McCarthy and James Ross, Heather went on to
complete a postgraduate diploma in Scottish music performance, under the
guidance of Corrina Hewat. She was a finalist in the BBC’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015.
Heather has travelled extensively in Scotland and her music has taken
her as far afield as Germany, Demark, Latvia and New York, playing for
dignitaries like Jack McConnell and Prince Albert of Monaco. She also
provided backing music for Tom Conti’s rendition of ‘A Man’s A Man’
during Tartan week in America in 2006, and returned in 2009. Heather
also has an interest in composition and Scottish history, folklore and
the roots of the songs and tunes in her repertoire. She has over 10
years teaching experience, both in schools and with individual pupils.
She currently tutors and lectures at the Royal Conservatoire of
Heather’s playing has been described as ‘vibrant and thoughtful in
her interpretation of traditional standards’ and audiences have
commented on the purity of her voice;
‘Her playing and singing merge together creating a magical experience for the listener’.
‘…you accessed the deepest part of the emotion in the music. Faultless.’