DKOS Artists Thurs 2nd Feb – Christine Kammerer. / Warren Starry Skies / Christy Campbell. /. Binkey Blue / Seamus Og
CHRISTINE KAMMERER – Denmark / Edinburgh
Christine Kammerer is an internationally known singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer who is also lead singer and lyre player in the Viking band Gjaldulei and dark Nordic folk band Jotun Revolution.
She has released 2 EP’s, 3 singles and a music video “Raven Brings Runes”. In 2021 Kammerer’s song “Eversong” was among the finalists in World Songwriting Awards.
In 2022 she moved to Scotland on a Global Talent Visa for Music and since then she has performed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Ayrshire and Kenmore. Kammerer is also a producer, works as a studio singer and as an Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow.
Apart from being a composer and singer, Kammerer is a Musicologist who works with curating cultural heritage through music and performance. Specialising in the Viking Age.
Working in the intersection between history, culture and music also lead her to developing the event “Whisky and Witches” a collaboration with Jane Ross, owner of the whisky bar Mother Superior in Edinburgh. We have another event coming up soon.
Kammerer’s music is a fusion of Nordic and Celtic folk soundscapes, with a distinctive cinematic and symphonic character to it. Together with her hypnotic and sonorous voice she draws the listener into a universe, which moves from tales of human nature to stories about folklore, myth and legend.
At times quiet and storytelling, inviting her audience to contemplate and immerse themselves in the music. At times picturesque and grandiose, creating a magical journey through tales and time.
Throughout the past 6 years she has performed at markets, festivals and venues Denmark, the UK, Germany and USA. Some of Kammerer’s collaborations are with: Lofotr Viking Museum (NO), Moesgaard Museum (DK), The Scottish Crannog Centre (UK), Helsinore/Kronborg Castle (DK), Kjell Braaten, Bethesda Nordic, UNESCO RILA / University of Glasgow, Ledreborg Castle, Land of Legends and several municipalities in Denmark.
WRREN Starry Skies – Glasgow
Today Warren is doing a solo gig.
Starry Skies is the music ensemble led by Warren McIntyre and based in Glasgow. They recently released forth studio album, Small Wonders, to critical acclaim.
It reached Number 17 in the Official Scottish Charts, was Album of the Week on BBC Radio Scotland and music from it has been played on over 100 different radio shows globally.Their music has been termed “Indie Folk” or “Sunshine Pop” with comparisons made to legends Cat Stevens and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Warren has also played solo shows supporting Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines.In October 2022, Starry Skies played a hometown sell-out gig in The Glad Café followed by a Sneaky Pete’s gig in Edinburgh to launch the new album. Warren McIntyre (vocals/guitar), Johnny Rooney (lead guitar), Heather Phillips (violin/vocals), Jen McKee (cello/vocals
CHRISTY CAMPBELL – Norway /Glasgow
As a musician, Christy´s rustic, intimate style contains traces of folk, jazz and musical theatre – and a good dose of the unexpected. Her songwriting is quirky and thoughtful and her musical influences include Katie Melua, Suzanne Vega and Joni Mitchell.
Through concerts Christy loves to bring people into a shared space of calm, wonder and togetherness. Her songs convey stories about the human experiences; emotions, relationships with people and with God.Christy currently lives in Glasgow and mainly performs in Scotland and Norway. She released the album “Dancing Without Space” in 2019 and “Smitten, Stricken and Afflicted” in 2021. Her brand new album “To the Beach” is coming out on the 1st February 2023.
Christy´s set will be accompanied by Anna Fraser (drums/fiddle) and Fergus Munroe (voice, bodhrán). Anna grew up on Shetland and has been playing drums from a young age. Anna and Christy met through their joint involvement with the Tinderbox Orchertra in Edinburgh. Fergus Munroe is a bilingual English-Gaelic actor and singer. Fergus translated Christy´s song “Hillstream (sruth-beinne)” into Gaelic.
BINKEY BLUE – Kilmaurs
Binky Blue are a brother and sister duo that have been bringing their exciting neo-trad music to audiences across Scotland since 2018. Capturing elements from Traditional, Dance, Electronic and Folk music results in captivating and high energy performances that engage and energise listeners to clap, dance and stomp along.
Traditional instruments such as fiddle and guitar are merged with not so traditional effects allowing Binky Blue to generate their unique and characteristic sound described as “enchanting” and having “a wholesome sound” by Ben Johnston from Biffy Clyro. Influenced by bands such as Elephant Sessions, Valtos and Niteworks, Binky Blue combine their traditional style with modern electronic sounds to enhance and excite their music.
The band draws its repertoire from both traditional tunes and original compositions, both of which are arranged in a modern neo-trad style which brings new life to old tunes and allows for the creative freedom to experiment with their own composi tions.Binky Blue aim to further develop their sound of energetic dance music with traditional tunes and to capture the elements from both to deliver an exciting and lively performance that can be enjoyed by all audiences.
SEAMUS OG – Manchester
Seamus Og is an Irish singer songwriter hailing from Belfast. After releasing his first album Best Masala Tea, (2015) with double bassist Andy Patterson, they have now merged worlds with cellist, Awen Blandford and Anna McLuckie on clàrsach (harp) two very talented and established Welsh and Scottish musicians. This Manchester based quartet is a beautiful blend of instruments intertwined in rich harmonies, and stories full of heart, that will have you swept into a dream state and lingering on adventures taken, and mapping those to come.