Top 20 Folk Singer celebrities in Scotland
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Folk Singer celebrities [Updated March 27, 2023].
Paolo Nutini was born
on January 9, 1987
in Paisley, Scotland.
He sang at the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Net Worth 2020: $12 Million
Greg Holden was born
on February 28, 1983
in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Singer and songwriter who is best known for having co-written the song "Home" for American Idol-winner Phillip Phillips. The song was used as Phillips' coronation song during the show's season 11 finale.
On April 14, 2015, he released the album Chase the Sun via Warner Brothers Records. The album's lead single, "Hold On Tight," peaked at #15 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart.
Emily Smith was born
on March 25, 1981
in Thornhill, Scotland.
In 2008, she won the Scots Traditional Music Award for Scottish Singer of the Year. In 2014, she was featured on the album Sweet Visitor by Nancy Kerr.
Al Stewart was born
on September 5, 1945
He released two consecutive Platinum-selling albums from 1976 to 1978: Year of the Cat and Time Passages.
Maggie Reilly was born
on September 15, 1956
Her debut solo album, Echoes, was released in 1992 and hit number one on the Norwegian Albums Chart.
Eric Bogle was born
on September 23, 1944
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to music culture in 1987.
Dougie Maclean was born
on September 27, 1954
He received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Lifetime Achievement for Contribution to Songwriting in 2013.
Bert Jansch was born
on November 3, 1943
Scottish folk singer and founding member of the band Pentangle who received two Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Bert Jansch once married a sixteen year old girl so that she could travel with him without a passport.
Dick Gaughan was born
on May 17, 1948
Scottish singer-songwriter who releases folk and protest songs. Dick Gaughan released the album The Boys of the Lough in 1973.
Dick Gaughan designs and maintains his own website and is an advocate for web accessibility.
Julie Fowlis was born
on June 20, 1979
Famous for her Scottish Gaelic vocal performances and for her proficiency on multiple musical instruments, Julie Fowlis released five solo albums between 2005 and 2014 and also performed and recorded with the music groups Dual, Brolum, and Dochas. Julie Fowlis is the recipient of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
In 2008, Julie Fowlis recorded "Lon Dubh," a cover of the popular Beatles song "Blackbird."
Anna McLuckie was born
on October 30, 1997
in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The last song she performed on The Voice UK during the knockout round was Paolo Nutini
Isla St Clair was born
on May 2, 1952
She co-produced the 1998 Highland bagpipe documentary When the Pipers Play.
Gerry Cinnamon was born
on October 1, 1985
in Glasgow, Scotland.
His first concert at the Barrowlands Ballroom sold out in 60 seconds.
Mike Heron was born
on December 27, 1942
Heron's Incredible String Band was one of the first to move away from pop and into folk and world music.
George Donaldson was born
on February 1, 1968
Her performed "The Grande Affaire" and "Scarlet Ribbons" in the show MYTHOLOGY.
Andy Stewart was born
on December 30, 1933
Scottish folk artist who did comedic impressions throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Andy Stewart wowed audiences by impersonating many of the industry's best, including Tom Jones and Louis Armstrong