Fiona Kennedy

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Fiona Kennedy Clark, OBE, DL is a Scottish singer, actress, and broadcaster, and the daughter of Scottish and Gaelic singers Calum Kennedy and Anne Gillies. As a child, she appeared with her parents as they performed as a family, and this developed into a successful solo career.

Career[edit]

Kennedy has moved on to other areas of entertainment, including film and theatre acting and TV and radio broadcasting. Her TV appearances include the 1971 series The Witch's Daughter, Sutherland's Law and Mauro the Gypsy, Sunday Special for Grampian TV in 1979/80, four series of Record Breakers on BBC1 and the New Year Show with Sir Trevor MacDonald. She also presented Behind the Scenes at Monarch of the Glen. She has also appeared on BBC TV's Songs of Praise as a singer.[1]

She had a role in the 1973 film The Wicker Man, in which she played Holly.[2]

Career highlights include : singing at the G8SummitLaunch, Transatlantic Sessions, Celtic Connections, presenting BBc’s Record Breakers, hosting programmes on PBS in America, leading role in ‘Alfie’ in the West End, ‘Ane Satire of the Three Esates’ at The Edinburgh Festival, singing the Scottish anthem at a Scotland rugby international, narrating ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and “The Snowman’ with the RSNO and singing at the first ever NATO Ambassador’s Burns Supper in Brussels.

Her production ‘The Kist’ has enjoyed 5 star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has also been performed in Aberdeen, Glasgow and New York!

Fiona’s recordings have enjoyed critical acclaim - her latest CD ‘Time to Fly’ is available online now and is a lovely Celtic-Americana mix having collaborated with Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman.

Fiona is on the Board of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust and is a Patron of a number of charities including VSA (Voluntary Service Aberdeen), , FROM Scotland (Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi), Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Jazz Art UK, The Speakeasy Club, NESMS, and St Margarets’s Project Braemar.

Honours[edit]

Kennedy was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to music and for charitable services in Scotland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (21 August 2009). Fiona Kennedy At Westbury Theatre, Wave of Long Island, Retrieved 23 November 2010
  2. ^ (18 March 2003). The Diary, The Herald (Glasgow), Retrieved 23 November 2010
  3. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 10.

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