The Cluny presents:

Astrid Williamson


  • Date: Mon 7 Oct 2024
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £14 (£12.50 concessions)
  • Doors: 7:30pm

Shetland born singer-songwriter Astrid Williamson returns with her tenth
studio album, Shetland Suite, a collection of traditional songs and
instrumentals reimagined for the 21st century. Shetland Suite comprises of
an evocative fusion of folk, electronics and field recordings and is due for
release on Incarnation Records in September 2024.

Williamson rose to prominence in the early 1990s with her band Goya Dress.
Their first album, Rooms, was produced by John Cale (Velvet Underground).
To date she has released a further eight studio albums including classical
work Requiem & Gallipoli, lately reviving own label Incarnation Records to
release, Into The Mountain (2022).
She studied classical piano and composition with Judith Weir (current Master
Of The King’s Music) at Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire, and over a career
spanning almost three decades, as a vocalist, musician and co-writer, she has
collaborated with various artists including Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner
(as part of Electronic), Arthur Baker, Stereophonics, Leo Abrahams, This
Mortal Coil/ Hope Blister originator Ivo Watts-Russell, and Lisa Gerrard
(Dead Can Dance/Hans Zimmer). She also appeared in Rob Newman’s BBC
comedy series The History of The World Backwards as musical director, song
arranger and performer. Her songs have appeared in films including Bill
Forsyth’s Gregory’s Two Girls.

“Her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional impact.”-
The Sunday Times

“Williamson’s voice is a thing of lustrous power.” UNCUT

“Astrid’s songs are elegant, erudite and sexy.” – MOJO

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