About

Sophie Ramsay is a singer-song writer from Perthshire in Scotland. She combines original songs with traditional folk. Her latest release is “The Seas Between Us” (2016). It is a collection of Scots and Gaelic songs, produced by Matheu Watson. “Atmospheric, elegant and beguiling, hers is an exciting new voice to carry Burns onwards”(Songlines); “deeply moving” (fRoots). In 2013 she released “The Glassy Mountain”, an album of original songs, produced by iconic Jim Sutherland and featuring performances from some of the best folk and jazz musicians in Scotland and the UK. Financial Times ****, Rock and Reel ****, fRoots “undeniably beautiful listening”, Folk Music Worth Hearing “a timeless, outstanding work’. Her previous CD of Scots songs, “Ca’ the Yowes”, had unexpected exposure when one song was featured on Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” and another on the 2012 film “A Lonely Place to Die”. Sophie performs regularly, often accompanied by jazz French horn maestro Jim Rattigan and lately has been touring with cellist/singer/songwriter Sarah Smout.

 

This site was designed by Erica Chung. The photographs from the homepage and from the borders of the pages are mostly from photos she took when she visited me in Scotland. The bird drawing is by Kate Aspinall, and so is the Glassy Mountain drawing.