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Alyth (singer)

Alyth
Birth name Alyth McCormack
Born Isle of Lewis
Outer Hebrides
Scotland
UK
c. 1970
Genres Scottish Traditional
Celtic
Folk
Pop
Occupations Singer
songwriter
actress
Years active 2001 – present
Labels Vertical Records
Navigator Records
Website Official Myspace site
Notable instruments
Harp

Alyth McCormack, better known as Alyth (born c. 1970) is a Scottish singer and actress.[1] She was brought up on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides.

Biography

As a young child in the 1970s, Alyth was immersed in the culture of Hebridean Scotland. She went on to study classical singing and drama at the RSAMD in Glasgow. Since then, she has worked on a string of collaborations, with folk, jazz, classical and indie musicians.[2]

During this time she recorded with various artists, appearing on over 16 albums between then and 2007, and in 2000 released her début solo album 'An Iomall' (Scottish Gaelic: The Edge) on Vertical records.

In 2004, she began touring with On Eagles' Wings, and toured again in 2007. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she performed worldwide with The Chieftains, appearing at venues such Boston Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall.[3] She toured with Moving Hearts during their UK Tour in 2008, and appeared at the Liverpool Philharmonic.[4][5]

Alyth performed a concert for Sanctuary alongside Moya Brennan and Nóirín Ní Riain. She is a member of The Island Tapes, Shine and other bands. In 2009, Alyth released her second solo album, People Like Me, which featured members of the Scottish band Lau.

Discography

Solo Albums

Collaborations

  • 2002 – Sugarcane with Shine
  • 2004 – The Captain’s Collection with The Captain’s Collection
  • 2005 – On Eagles Wing
  • 2006 – Tha a laithean a’ dol seachad with Various Artists & Paul Mounsey
  • 2008 – The Island Tapes with The Island Tapes
  • 2007 – Sun Honey with Vertical Records artists
  • 2006 – Persian Nights/Celtic Dawn with Savourna Stevenson
  • 2008 – Dhachaigh (Home), The Murdo MacFarlane Songbook with Various artists

References

External links

  • Alyth's official website
  • Official Alyth Myspace Profile
  • discography at MusicBrainz
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