‘She breathes light and beauty into every note.’ – The Living Tradition.
The voice of THQ Nordic’s ‘Black Mirror’ and with soundtrack and on-screen appearances in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’ (due to be released late 2018), it is unsurprising that Kim Carnie, with her ‘velvet-voiced authority’ (the Scotsman) has been marked as one to watch. While she graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in law and is a current TV Presenter on the BBC, 2017 saw her turn towards her voice, and the release of her Debut EP ‘In Her Company - Na Cuideachd’.
Kim Carnie took Celtic Connections 2018 by storm with 8 performances including a guest appearance with Niteworks at the Hydro to an audience of 8,500; a stunning televised performance with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; and two sold out shows with her own band. She has performed at a number of festivals across the UK and Europe including Cambridge Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Oban Live and Farsund Northern Sea Festival (Norway).
A rare talent who is at home on stage and on camera; Kim presented the final 2 series of the award-winning children’s TV show Dè a-Nis? (airing until Summer 2018) and is now presenting the all new pop music show ‘Alt’ featuring bands Franz Ferdinand and Del Amitri, due to air September 2018.
“Carnie’s ability to master very different styles of singing is remarkable and makes me think of the late Eva Cassidy. […] Comparing a 23-year old singer to Eva Cassidy is not something I do lightly.” Paul Matheson, fRoots Magazine
"Kim’s approach to Gaelic song places it within a vocal framework that adds innovation and a level of expression that’s often absent." - Neil McFadyen, FRUK
We are pleased to welcome Kim to our Perthshire Amber Festival 2018 with the two other very talented musicians who make up her trio…Charlie Stewart on fiddle will (Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Snuffbox) and guitarist Craig Irving, a multi-award-winning Scottish musician from Inverness who is a guitarist and singer with Gaelic folk band Mànran and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning trio, Talisk. The Kim Carnie Trio will perform on Friday 2nd November at 6pm as part of Cabaret Amber 1. Kim will be involved with the festival for the full weekend and perform during our Farewell Bash on Sunday 4th November.