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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

Heartwarmingly good.

Gleanings

Mick Tems, FolkWales online magazine
Cracking good and arrangements to die for.

Gleanings

Gavin Atkin, Folk London
The whole package a very pleasant listening experience.

Gleanings

Derek Gifford, Folk North West
Some fine Gleanings indeed, ear catching while still firmly rooted in the Tradition and well worth seeking out.

Gleanings

Bob Walton, Folk Roots
A real treat of an album from a master craftsman.

Gleanings

Emma Marshall, Fatea magazine
Gleanings is an album reminiscent of a time when singers didn’t overthink things.

Gleanings

Dai Jefferies, folking.com
Anyone with an ear for a fine song will appreciate Hector’s unfailing good taste.

Gleanings

David Kidman, Living Tradition magazine

A relaxing and enjoyable hour in the presence of an understated craftsman.

Gleanings

Ian Croft, RnR magazine
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

FATEA
An album worthy of attention

Days o' Grace

fRoots
Hector's singing has a powerful intimacy

Days o' Grace

E.D.S.

Professionalism and pure enjoyment

Selkie

Folkwrite

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

Ingleneuk

Living Tradition

A gorgeous album

Ingleneuk

Mardles

On continuous play in our house

Ingleneuk

Krista Detor (U.S.A.)