When Amy Duncan sings there’s a feeling that her emotionally charged songs are a reflection of a life-lived. There’s a level of experience that goes beyond imagining. It’s the old maxim ‘You had to be there’ and with these songs you just know that the singer has walked the roads she sings about. This is evident in her latest lovingly fashioned and superbly produced album ‘Cycles of Life’.
Dan Holland, Folk Words
Amy Duncan is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland.
Her 4th album ‘Cycles of Life’ was produced by Calum Malcolm, and released on Linn Records in 2013 and since then Amy was chosen by Showcase Scotland as one of 2 Scottish acts to perform at the Eastern Canadian Music Alliance in April 2014 with trio members Fiona Rutherford (harp) and Lawrie Macmillan (bass) and was part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014.
Amy is now preparing for the release of her new album ‘Undercurrents’ which has been highly praised by Bruce Findlay (Simple Minds Manager) and has already been receiving glowing reviews as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster’s The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine.
‘Undercurrents’ was funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and will be released on Amy’s own label Filly Records on 19 February 2016, with the vinyl being distributed worldwide through vinyl specialists Diverse Vinyl.
“Exceptional and Powerful” Folk Radio UK review
“In The Undercurrent” Creative Scotland feature