Award-winning singer and composer, Kim Carnie, has featured not only on some of the UK’s biggest stages, but across the world via film and computer game soundtracks, including Netflix’s Outlaw King, Black Mirror and The Bard’s Tale. Since launching her solo career in 2018, Kim has become one of the most sought-after singers and session vocalists that Scotland has to offer, having worked with producers including Jim Sutherland (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) and Ged Grimes (Simple Minds). In 2019 and 2020, she also joined bands Mànran and Staran, respectively, as lead singer.

A respected composer, Kim has been commissioned to compose new music for the Blas Festival, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, multiple computer game companies and is currently working on the soundtrack for an upcoming documentary.

Summer 2022 saw the release of her debut solo album ‘And So We Gather’. The album has been recognised as one of the ‘biggest folk and Gaelic records of the generation’, bringing together some of the brightest names on the Scottish music scene, from Donald Shaw, Julie Fowlis and Karen Matheson, to Senegalise Kora player Kadialy Kouyate and award-winning saxophonist Matt Carmichael.

Posted in Arena, Friday, Island Stage on Dec 07, 2022