Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay’s music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems.

Since bursting onto the Brisbane folk scene at age 16, Rebecca has played at countless festivals and folk clubs, both as a solo singer/songwriter/guitarist and increasingly as guest cello-singer with a range of acts, both in Australia and overseas. After meeting Donald at a festival in England in 2008, Rebecca relocated to Scotland where she became immersed in traditional music and culture.

Born and bred in the lowland hills west of Glasgow, Donald has spent the last two decades honing his skills as a singer, guitarist and bodhran player. He has played in sessions all over the UK and beyond where he is always a welcome addition due to his vast repertoire and sheer love of the Scots song.

Together they have toured in Scotland and Australia, promoting the release of their first album, ‘Joys that never weary’, recorded in Glasgow in 2012. Now based in Brisbane, their second album is due for release in mid-2015.

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