Paddie Bell

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Paddie Bell (8 April 1931 – 3 August 2005) was an Irish folk singer and musician.


Bell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but was a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland for most of her life.[1] She sang with The Corrie Folk Trio from 1962 to 1965. The band later became The Corries after she left when she got pregnant in 1965.[2] She pursued a solo career after this, releasing an album called Herself.

She returned to the Scottish folk scene in the 1990s, recorded two CDs, was a regular at Edinburgh Folk Club and had her own celebrated show in the Edinburgh Festival,[1] as well as appearing at Festival Folk at the Oak.

She was married to Sandy Bell, an architect.[3]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 1965 – Herself (with Martin Carthy)
  • 1968 – I Know Where I'm Going (with Finbar and Eddie Furey)
  • 1993 – The Dawn of a Brand New Day
  • 1997 – Make me Want to Stay
  • 1998 – An Irish Kiss


  1. ^ a b "Paddie Bell Charismatic musician who sang with the Corrie Folk Trio". The Herald. 16 August 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2002). The great Scots musicography: the complete guide to Scotland's music makers. Mercat. pp. 23, 79. ISBN 1-84183-041-0. 
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