Living Tradition Magazine feature

After a 20 year break where she raised a family and pursued a career, singer and doctor Barbara Dymock’s return to the folk scene in recent
years has been marked by two well-received CDs and several gigs. Her experiences give Barbara a unique perspective from which to compare
and contrast how the folk scene was with how it is now. We met in her Tayside home for a chat about her folk journey, and began by talking
about how it all started.

A feature by Jim McCourt

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The Broon Coo

2 songs by Robert Burns and 1 from the singing of Jimmy MacBeath all unaccompanied


BARBARA DYMOCK – Hilbert’s Hotel live review

Listeners with long memories will recall Barbara as a key member (lead singer) of the first two incarnations of Ceolbeg, prior to which she’d served her apprenticeship in a cappella outfit Fair Game. She disappeared from the folk scene in the 90s, working for 30 years as a medical specialist, before (upon taking early retirement) the call of music became too much to resist and eventually she teamed up again with Christine Kydd to form the duo Sinsheen, whose well-received CD Lift appeared a year or so back.

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Barbara Dymock shortlisted for Scottish Traditional Music Award

The nomination is all the more pleasing for Barbara as she only returned to singing this year after a break of more than 20 years out to bring up her family and carve out her career as a doctor.

Her debut solo album, produced by Michael Marra, was released in the summer and coincided with a return to performing live shows this year.

Barbara, who said she is both ”delighted and honoured” to be recognised by her peers, hopes to pick up the prize at the award ceremony in Perth Concert Halls on December 3.

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