featured vocalist

Born and raised on the Island of Lewis off the Northwest coast of Scotland, Alyth McCormack grew up immersed in the culture of these islands. Noted as a gifted performer from a young age, she would expand on her traditional background by studying classical singing and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. This combination makes her a unique performer who works with a broad variety of musicians both from the thriving Scottish music scene, abroad and her new home town of Dublin.

Alyth has sung at some of the best known concert venues in the North America and Europe. At home she has given memorable performances at Celtic Connections, The Edinburgh International Festival, The Lammertree Festival and the Hebridean Celtic Festival and abroad at Celtic Colours, Cape Breton and Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France.

Alyth was asked to accompany The Chieftains on their 20 date Spring tour of America in 2008 finishing in the Carnegie Hall on St Particks Day. Since then she has been touring Europe and America with The Chieftains.

'Alyth's vocal is a wonder, retaining its quavering beauty through a wide variety of moods and amplitudes… powerfully emotional despite its whispered fragility.' -- Jim Foley –