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] As a singer, Kennedy performed one of the eight shortlisted songs in the UK's Eurovision Song Contest 1985 domestic heat. The song So Do I, sung in partnership with Mike Redway, placed joint last in the Song for Europe contest.

Kennedy now presents television programmes about Scotland, Scottish life and history for American and Canadian consumption. Her daughter, Sophie Kennedy Clark, is a model and actress.[3] She is also one of the soloists of the Celtic music group called Highland Heartbeat.

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.[4]

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. ^ White, Donna (10 October 2010). Scots model Sophie Kennedy Clark reveals why she's turning to acting rather than following in family's musical footsteps, Daily Record (Scotland), Retrieved 23 November 2010
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728. p. 10. 31 December 2013.

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