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Please join us as we roll out the Red Carpet for our Newest Honorary member - Sheena Wellington:
SCOTLAND'S CLASSIC BALLAD SINGER.
SHEENA WELLINGTON's singing of “A Man's A Man For ‘a That” at the OpeningCeremony of the first Scottish Parliament for three hundred years wasby critical and popular acclaim the highlight of that very special day.
“..... the most moving moment of all”- (The Times, London).
“.... a moment to open the muscles of the heart.......” (The Scotsman, Edinburgh).
Scotland's leading traditional singer, SHEENA WELLINGTON was born in Dundee into a family of singers and factory weavers.
SHEENA’srepertoire covers everything from Burns to ballads to the best ofcontemporary songwriting, drawing from the rich Scottish traditionpassed from musician to musician through the ages.
Apassionate and articulate advocate for traditional music, she hasplayed a leading role in the fight for recognition, status and improvedfunding for Scotland's traditional arts.
“..she can lay fairclaim to being chiefly responsible for the seriousness with which herbranch of the arts is now taken ...” The Herald (Glasgow)
Honoursbestowed on her for her work include Doctorates from the Universitiesof St Andrews (2000) and Dundee (2006)) and the Royal Scottish Academyof Music & Drama (2007), The Heritage Society of Scotland’s awardfor her outstanding contribution to Scotland's culture, the UK-wideAssociation of Speakers Clubs Speaker of the Year 2001 and the covetedHerald Archangel for her Edinburgh International Festival’s series oftraditional song programmes “Work, Sex and Drink”.
She is aFellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, an Honorary LifeMember and Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association ofScotland (TMSA), Vice-President of the Voluntary Arts Network andpatron of Voluntary Arts Scotland, and is a trustee of both theScottish Arts Trust and the Dewar Awards.
Sheena was made anHonorary President of Greenock Burns Club (The Mother Club) in January2006, when she became the first woman in the Club’s 204 year history tobe invited to give The Immortal Memory.
In November 2009 she wasinstalled in the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame joining suchluminaries as Jimmy Shand, Aly Bain, the Corries and Sheila Stewart.
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