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Kate Young

Kate Young (b 1987, UK) is a Scottish composer, singer and fiddler based in Edinburgh. 

While she hails from a Scottish folk and traditional musical background, she currently works across different musical genres and styles from around the world. In 2016, she completed a significant commission for Celtic Connection’s New Voices scheme to write a suite of pieces around the theme of the natural world. Her response – a complete repertoire of songs inspired by British medicinal plants – was met with wide acclaim. 

Young is part of the Throwing Voices project, a collaboration between writers and musicians which explores the place of Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects in the 21st century.

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