“Deirdre’s singing is always assured and has a rare clarity; she makes you hear songs in a different way.”
John Waltham, The Living Tradition
D E I R D R E G R A H A M
Taking a contemporary approach to Scottish Gaelic singing, Deirdre Graham’s raw and emotive vocal performances combine with rich orchestration to evoke powerful themes in song and story.
Deirdre is a prominent singer and musician on the Scottish folk music scene. Since the release of her acclaimed debut album, URRANTA, she has performed across Scotland and internationally, undertaken numerous collaborative projects, devised and produced her own podcast series 'Gaelic Song Stories', featured as a guest presenter on BBC Radio Scotland’s prestigious show ‘Travelling Folk’, and was Assistant Musical Director for the 2023 BBC Alba 'Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire' (Hogmanay show).
As an established educator she is at the forefront of traditional music tuition across Scotland.
U R R A N T A
Debut album - CD and Download
Clach Mhìn Mheallain
Nighean nan Geug
Latest Single - Download/Stream
"Gorgeous and ethereal Gaelic vocal."
Music Republic Magazine
“These tales… acquire added drama and range from person-to-person intimacy through the rugged and filmlike to the rocking out of ‘Òran Mòr Scoirebreac’ before closing with the murmuring ‘Uamh An Òir’. “
Rob Adams, Songlines
"...such is the craft and creation of this cleverly constructed and contemporary take on traditional songs, and hopefully their 2020 treatment will play its part in preserving these traditional songs."
John Reed, Fatea Magazine