“Exceptional and Powerful” Folk Radio UK “Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul” Folk Words "A crystalline sound world, with confidently poised delivery and bittersweet delicacy." Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman “Spacey, introspective, contemplative, acoustic pop with touches of Jazz and of classical minimalism” fRoots
AMY DUNCAN, originally a classically trained double bassist ( RSAMD and RNCM), is a Scottish music artist who writes emotive songs, combining intimate lyrics with acoustic guitar loops and instrumental textures. Amy’s spellbinding songs make powerful connections with her audience.
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 (2014) and was part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014.
Amy’s 5th album ‘Undercurrents’ (2016) was funded by Creative Scotland and through her Pledge Music crowdfunding campaign. The album received wide BBC Radio play and was recently featured in Folk Radio UK Top Ten Albums of 2016. ‘My Silver Net’ from the album was one of the Top 100 in the 2017 Salute Music Competition out of 3,000 entries.
Amy composed the string arrangements on ‘Cycles of Life’ and ‘Undercurrents’ which were played by members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She also played piano, guitar and double bass.
Amy’s 6th album Antidote was released on 7 April 2017 on her own label Filly Records with distribution through Proper Music. It was crowdfunded through Pledge Music, self recorded and produced, with additional mixing and mastering by Calum Malcolm.
STORY OF A GIRL (2007)
–A song from this album ‘My Dad’ was a winner of the 2007 Burnsong competition and I took part in the week long residential songwriting workshop culminating in a performance at BBC Pacific Quay
CYCLES OF LIFE (2013 Linn Records)
-Produced by Calum Malcolm
-Successful crowdfunding project through Pledge Music raising £3,000.00
-Cycles of Life was funded through Creative Scotland
-Creative Scotland also funded a tour of Scotland in 2014 with harp and string ensemble
-Chosen by Showcase Scotland as one of 2 Scottish acts to perform at the Eastern Canadian Music Alliance in April 2014
-Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 &2014.
-Produced by Calum Malcolm
-Funded by Creative Scotland and crowdfunded through Pledge Music
-This album was distributed through Proper Music Distribution, Filly Records (my own label) and through Diverse Vinyl and it was the first album by a British artist to be released in the new MQA format
-Folk Radio UK Top Ten albums of 2016
Regularly played on BBC radio – Amy Duncan BBC music artist page
REVIEWS & FEATURES
The Fountain – Live Review 29 July 2018
Maverick Magazine – 4 star review of Antidote
Shire Folk – review of Antidote
Folk Words – review of Antidote
Northern Sky – review of Antidote
R2 Magazine – 4 star review of Undercurrents
Fatea Magazine – live review
Folk Radio UK – review of Undercurrents
Liverpool Sound and Vision – review of Undercurrents (8.5/10)
The Scotsman – 4 star review of Undercurrents
Pledge Music – Interview
Creative Scotland – feature
Americana-UK – Q&A
Scots Whay Hae – review
Folk Words – review
Sonic Bandwagon – review
Instrumental – review
folk radio uk – review
Herald Scotland – review
euskir’s txoko – review