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Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell

Linsey and Ken combine vocal harmony with an unusual combination of instruments and pedigrees ranging from Celtic traditional music, contemporary song writing, to classical, baroque and orchestral. They play self penned and traditional songs and tunes, covering a host of subjects, contemporary and historic, from Columba and Mid Argyll, Dundee whaling songs, Scots abroad, to chorus songs and world events, with a Scottish related theme.

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Linsey is a highly regarded cellist and vocalist crossing genres from classical to folk. Trained on cello and piano at the RSAMD, she has performed professionally all over the UK from the Royal Albert Hall to the sands of Calgary Bay in Mull. Collaborating regularly with composer Alan Craig, flautist/ composer Louise Burnet, member of classical trio “Trois Femmes” and various quartets. She has taught at Edinburgh University, teaches Kodaly singing methodology working with young musicians from 3 years through to RSAMD. Founding member of folk band "The Cross Border Band” she played and sang her way round Scotland, the Edinburgh Festival and other International festivals before joining The Ideal Band, and subsequently touring with Ken Campbell as a duo.

Ken is a Scottish singer/songwriter with a well established pedigree over 25 years, with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, TV and radio throughout Europe and beyond. Starting with Glasgow band 'Molendinar', then a much commended duo with Chris Miller. He then established the highly successful "Ideal Band" following in the footsteps of of Glasgow's "Bob Smith's Ideal Band" of the 1930's. He subsequently toured with Cauld Wind Piper Hamish Moore, recorded two solo albums whilst also working with cellist, singer, Wendy Weatherby, Stevie Lawrence and Blair Cowan before reforming "The Ideal Band" in 2009, and subsequently touring with Linsey Aitken as a duo.

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