An established performer on the folk scene, Hector Gilchrist has appeared throughout the British Isles, Ireland and beyond. Born in Ayrshire, he has been involved in folk music since the early days of ‘The Revival’.
Hector sings traditional and contemporary folk ballads and is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s finest interpreters of Robert Burns’ songs.
Hector Gilchrist’s vocal style and delivery make for relaxed listening, bringing a strong emotional element which holds the listener and conveys the depth of feeling in the storyline and melody. His repertoire contains songs traditional and contemporary, sung in his sensitive lyrical style usually with uncomplicated guitar accompaniment.
He performs as a solo artist occasionally with others and as part of the duo Selkie, with Liz Thomson.
Hector is finding time to take on more musical challenges and is available for Club and Festival bookings.