Phyllis Martin

Phyllis Martin was with the well-known group Stravaig for more than 20 years. When she first started singing she found there were few songs from her own area of south-west Scotland - so she started asking around. She quickly discovered that old people were a wonderful source of songs and music and says it was always a thrilling moment when she found a song she hadn’t heard before. Phyllis will be a guest for the weekend and on Sunday morning will present a workshop on the songs and singers of Dumfries and Galloway. Since she left Stravaig four years ago, Phyllis and her husband Bill have been singing together as Linkum Doddie and are often asked into local schools to teach traditional songs to the youngsters.

Linkum Doddie in Dalbeattie