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Bio 1 

Freda Leask is a singer song-writer from the musical Shetland Islands. Her work varies from folk songs inspired by the Shetland environment, history and dialect to compositions with a more rootsy americana style. 

Bio 2

Freda Leask is a singer song-writer from the musical Shetland Islands. Her work varies from folk songs inspired by the Shetland environment, history and dialect to compositions with a more rootsy americana style. A keen collaborator, with a love of harmony, drawing influence from authentic country, folk music and gospel.

Freda is currently recording her own original material produced by award-winning Scottish artiste Kris Drever (Lau) and hugely talented Shetland-based Tim Matthew. 

https://fredaleask.bandcamp.com/

Bio 3

Freda Leask is a singer song-writer from the musical Shetland Islands. Her work varies from folk songs inspired by the Shetland environment, history and dialect to compositions with a more rootsy americana style. Known for her work with Shetland’s influential harmony group ‘Shoormal,’ in the 90s/00s, Freda now also performs as a solo artist. A keen collaborator, with a love of harmony, drawing influence from authentic country, folk music and gospel.

Freda is currently recording original material which is being produced by multi-award winning Scottish artiste Kris Drever Lau) and the hugely talented, Shetland- based, Tim Matthew. 

GHOST NOTES: is the second release in a series of 8 originals written by Freda Leask which produced and accompanied by Kris Drever & Tim Matthew. 

GHOST NOTES  took to the stage recently at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow as part of the Celtic Connections 2022 programme, featuring a stunning line-up of some of Scotland’s best known folk musicians, as well as Kris Drever and Freda Leask themselves. 

 

A fitting song for the centre-piece concert: ‘Shetland 550: Norn Voices,’ as the lyrics are loosely inspired by nordic skies and  ‘the Northern Lights’  or ‘Aurora Borealis’. 

The accompanying ‘GHOST NOTES’ Video shows spectacular footage of this phenomenon, all filmed in the hills around Freda’s island home.

 

The initial single in the project,'MAGDALENE,’ received airplay across Scotland, Canada, America and further afield and is also available on Bandcamp and in digital stores. 


 

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