Amy Duncan is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter whose ambient, folk-inspired music is charming crowds across the country with its emotive, ethereal allure. With beautiful harmonies and haunting melodies she weaves stories deeply familiar to us all.
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'Like other talented female vocalists from Joni Mitchell to Patti Smith, the sheer range and power of Duncan's vocal apparatus are breathtaking.' Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
'Ms Duncan's voice is used to good effect throughout with a style that varies between an endearing mature warmth to a sort of childlike innocence...' Bluesbunny Review
Cycles of Life is a deeply personal, honest and ultimately uplifting account of the difficult life experiences Amy has faced and encapsulates the sense of moving from dark to light. Her determination and strength of character is evident throughout as this album doesn't dwell on the darkness but rather the ‘light at the end of the tunnel'.
Her experience proved a powerfully motivating and creative force in driving her music forward. On 'Crack in the World' Amy shares her insight into the keen sense of disassociation one can experience during darker times. Amy's positivity shines through in 'Navigating' which details the process of emerging from repeated negative cycles into a happier life.
Amy's career hasn't followed a conventional path. After beginning her career playing double bass, the life-changing experience of becoming a mother in 2000 saw Amy channel her new perspective on life into song writing; a fortuitous turn of events that has seen Amy find her niche. Amy projects her emotionally charged lyrics with fantastic range. With beautiful harmonies and haunting melodies she weaves stories deeply familiar to us all.
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Amy Duncan announces Edinburgh Fringe date
26 July 2013
'Cycles of Life' album performancemore >>Amy Duncan: Fast Five
11 April 2013
Get to know Amy Duncan with More than the Music's fast five.more >>Amy Duncan sneak preview
19 February 2013
Singer releases single and video for 'Navigating'more >>Amy Duncan signs to Linn Records
11 December 2012
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter announces Linn debut.more >>
'Amy Duncan, a classically trained bassist... whose pure-toned voice has been justly praised.'more >>Folk Radio
'In addition to Amy’s immediately arresting vocals, the strings are incredibly effective – a dash of electronics, tinkle of clarsach and Amy’s own measured, hypnotic double bass.'more >>instrumentali.com
' Anyone who likes good songs will find something of real beauty here.'more >>The Digital Fix
'It's easy to see why Linn were charmed.'more >>notesnotations.blogspot
Live Review: '...those who chose to come to Stereo were greeted with a beautiful performance.'more >>Folking.com
'The single, ‘Navigating', brings back the feel-good factor.'more >>fatea-magazine
'A good variety of pace that allows you to concentrate on the album and the songs from start to finish.'more >>folkwords.com
'It's a deeply moving encounter with life.'more >>
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