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Gill Bowman

The voice belongs to Gill Bowman from Edinburgh, regarded as one of Scotland's foremost singer songwriters and a fine interpreter of traditional music, in particular the songs of Robert Burns.

In the last few years Gill has recorded three solo albums, contributed songs to three more and has toured in New Zealand, Europe, Ireland and all over the British Isles from Shetland to Jersey where her intimate and compelling style held audiences spellbound. Her singing is backed by an assured and distinctive guitar style, her arrangements imaginative and polished.

Gill Bowman is a confident and highly entertaining performer with a strong commitment both to her native music and to her own diverse and perceptive songs. She communicates that commitment with a nicely judged blend of wicked humour and sincerity.

Recently, Gill has branched out theatrically, writing and performing her atmospheric one woman show, Toasting The Lassies, which tells the story of the women in the life of Robert Burns. She also portrayed Fanny Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson on stage in the Edinburgh Festival in a one woman play, The Vandegrifter. Gill takes both of these shows on tour.

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