Album review: Robyn Stapleton – Fickle Fortune (4 stars)

This article is from 2015.

Album review: Robyn Stapleton – Fickle Fortune

(Laverock Records)

Humorous ballads and wistful laments from former BBC Scotland Young Trad Musician of the Year winner

This Stranraer native builds on the potential seen by the judges of the 2014 BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award (which she won) with her first album. The songs and arrangements may be traditional but the selections reveal a liking for feisty, modern-feeling characters, across a mix of jaunty, humorous ballads and wistful laments. Stapleton has a lovely, classic folk singing voice: rich, characterfully lilting, warm and clear.

Robyn Stapleton

Folk singer who won BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2014.

Ellisland Farm, Dumfries

Wed 24 Jan

£20 Includes light supper / 01387 740426

The singer performs Burns songs by candelight.

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Tolbooth, Stirling

Fri 16 Feb

£13 (£11) / 01786 274000

Performing the songs of Robert Burns.

  • 20:00 – 22:30

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