I was born in Paisley, Scotland. My parents moved to South Africa when I was 5 years old.

Although I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of musical genres, it’s the sound of my ancestors – Celtic and Folk music – that I love, and it’s the style that I write in.

From 2017 to 2019 I ran a successful Celtic show in Cape Town called ‘Christine and the Kilts’. I tried to introduce Celtic music to South African radio audiences with my podcast, ‘Under the Kilt’, which was nominated for Best Podcast in the South African Radio Awards 2021. I currently host the podcast “On the Folkin’ Fringe” for Fine Music Radio.

I teach voice at a tertiary level in Cape Town, and with 3 decades of singing behind me, I have a lot of first-hand knowledge to pass on. I have attained Teaching Diploma in Scottish Traditional Music (voice), Estill Level 1 and 2 certificates, and in addition to this, in 2017 I self-published a book on singing techniques called “Shut your Trap and Sing!”

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