Anne Martin is a Scottish singer whose work brings the sound and tradition of her native Isle of Skye to the stage.
Martin learnt much of her craft growing up on the Isle of Skye, listening to her older neighbours and relatives. She is a tutor of Gaelic song, running workshops all over the world, from down town Philadelphia colleges to small Scottish island schools.
Martin has sung in America, Australia, Canada, Europe and India, performing at festivals and concert halls, as well as small and intimate village halls.
She also delivers leadership courses and programmes in social enterprise, being an associate tutor with the ILM.
Along with Jason Singh, Anne Martin were commissioned by Hull City of Culture to create a collaborative work. The two artists were initially brought together by Skye-based Atlas Arts for a festival on the Isle of Skye in 2013, and have previously performed as a duo in the UK and India. Martin says of her collaboration with Singh: “I’ve always felt Gaelic song can transcend cultural barriers. At its root is people, emotions and things people went through. Music has no borders and can draw people together from all cultures with stories and song. We feel the celebration of commonality and diversity is crucial in today’s world.”
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