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Shianfolk is an exciting musical treat combining the talents of Amy Dudley and Joss Cameron, two great voices backed with small harp, keyboard and a variety of innovative arrangements that deliver a musical experience that is perfectly rounded. Both performers combine their vocal skills with subtle counterpoint keyboard runs that unite to present the listener with a rare musical moment that is haunting and memorable.
Bill Smith, The Corries Folk Trio
'Scotland's soul is woven from high mountains to stormy shores in song, story and ballad, delicately sung through generations of carriers. The story is lived, the ballad is sung with passion and sorrow from one heart to another. The country has a wealth of such history and not many voices can carry that thread of precious weave. With her family connection to the renowned balladeer Jeannie Robertson's northeast traditions, Joss is another rare thread from that ancient weave. Her respect is shown as she not only sings the song with all it's conyach (heart) she shares the details of the story. It is paramount to her that the song and tale are given their rightful place. She has a gift of singing a ballad as if wearing the very weave of the country that gave birth to those old ballads, stories and songs. For most of her life she has condensed the love of music into her daily life. She plays violin, bagpipes and teaches music. A rare gift indeed, to Scotland.'
Jess Smith (BEM), Scottish Traveller, Author, Storyteller and Researcher of the Traveller culture.
'Over the years, Joss Cameron has proven that she is a valuable addition to the carrying stream of Scottish traditional culture. Her singing and her music are steeped in the tradition of her own people and her work on the songs of Jeannie Robertson, for example, displays a deep intellectual sympathy and creativity, which in itself is also a part of the Scottish folk tradition: you take what you need, and you give back what you can. Like all truly talented artists, Joss has a generosity of spirit which she brings to her work, which, after all, is about Scotland and its people and their place in world culture. This is of great value to Scotland as the country moves forward into its new reality'.
George Gunn, Makar, Poet, Playwright.
"Joss Cameron has the voice of an angel and sings slices of Scotland's history that are knee trembling". Hugh McMillan, Scottish Author and Poet.
"You know you're in the presence of a singer of compelling emotional power with Joss. She's far more than consumate performer; the music and language come from deep within; they tell a people's stories and history, and they are beautifully expressed." Neil Young, Poet and Publisher.
"Rooted in the Scottish ballad tradition of her forebears yet constantly innovative, Joss Cameron's musical interpretations are at the same time authentic and adventurous, her vocals expressing an emotional range from profound to playful. A truly versatile and engaging artist." Georgie Farron, Artist and Writer.
"Joss Cameron is a fine singer, and she is steeped in tradition." The Edinburgh Music Review.
"What a voice!" Sheena Wellington, Scottish Folk Singer.
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