Hector GilchristHector Gilchrist has sung from an early age, the songs of his Home Country together with a wide range of traditional and contemporary material. A 52 year career in the Dairy Industry, has necessarily limited his appearances at Folk Clubs and Festivals throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond, but time is now being found to accept more invitations to perform.

Acknowledged as a fine and sensitive interpreter of the Songs of Burns and in demand during the “Season”, he brings to each performance of these and other songs and ballads, a depth of feeling to the storyline and melody, which engages the listener and is supported with an uncomplicated guitar technique.

He has recently added to his catalogue of recordings on the Wild Goose label, with the release of the CD “Gleanings” details of which can be found on this site together with those of previous recordings.

Extracts from Reviews and Comments

Simply Gorgeous

Days o' Grace

Cara Luft (Canada)
This album is a gem.

Days o' Grace

Living Tradition
Good songs rooted in the Tradition.

Days o' Grace

R 2
Delightful songs Beautifully sung

Days o' Grace

An album worthy of attention

Days o' Grace

Hector's singing has a powerful intimacy

Days o' Grace


Professionalism and pure enjoyment



One of the Best

The Lea Rig

What's Afoot

This man could sing the telephone directory

Mike Silver (England)

This one stopped me in my tracks


Living Tradition

A gorgeous album



On continuous play in our house


Krista Detor (U.S.A.)