Sheena Wellington

One of Scotland's leading traditional singers, Sheena Wellington was born in Dundee into a family of singers and factory weavers. Sheena’s repertoire covers everything from Burns to ballads to the best of contemporary songwriting, drawing from the rich Scottish tradition passed from musician to musician through the ages. A passionate and articulate advocate for traditional music, she has played a leading role in the fight for recognition, status and improved funding for Scotland's traditional arts. She is a Scots Language Ambassador, working in schools, and mentoring young singers. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, an Honorary Life Member and Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA), Vice-President of the Voluntary Arts Network and Patron of Voluntary Arts Scotland.

Sheena Wellington

Martin Lennon


2017 Festival & Exhibitions Launch »

Our special guest launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music

Wed 1 March | 18:30 - 19:10 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer