Josie Duncan

"With perfect diction and vocal control, Josie Duncan is a real story-teller as well as a fantastic folk singer." - The Herald.

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Josie Duncan is a diverse young folk singer from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Having been immersed in Glasgow's fast moving traditional music scene for the past few years where she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Josie's crystal clear voice is equally at home in Gaelic, Scots or English. In 2017, Josie was awarded BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente. Following the release of the duo’s debut album ‘The Morning Tempest’, the pair have toured extensively across the UK and beyond.

Josie’s other projects include INYAL, an innovative 5 piece fusing mercurial tunes, ethereal Gaelic songs and intricate electronics.
Josie Duncan and the Dusk, The Dusk (Innes White, Megan Macdonald and Duncan) seamlessly intertwine three part harmony with delicately crafted instrumentals, all in aid of the stories found in Josie Duncan's honest and charming self-penned songs.

Whether performing alongside a band or as a soloist, Duncans approach to song offers many nods to the traditional but always feels modern, with a voice which is somehow delicately soft and yet rich and powerful at the same time. 

"Effortlessly pure, supple vocals. It felt like a fresh breeze." - The Scotsman.