Hello, my name is Irenie. I grew  up on the Isle of Lewis. 

My siblings and I were brought up with lots of music and musical instruments in the house. The music that I always go back to is Scottish traditional even though I like a lot of different kinds. I’ve been told that when we were wee, my little bother and I couldn’t help bobbing to trad on the radio, even if we were grumpy… 

 I love soundtracks. That’s where I’ve come across most songs I know. I find that the visuals and audio enhance each other so much that I end up with surprising favourites.

 When I began to play the guitar, I found it suited me – my fingers mostly did what they were told. Because I didn’t know many/any songs, I decided to write some. I first sang in public by myself, singing my own songs, in 2010. It was scary but surprisingly ok. Over time, the addition of a loop pedal (a.k.a. one’s own private choir) has become a core part of my set.

 Since then I have played in and around the UK (and in Sweden, Belgium and Austria too!), supporting amazing artists, playing festivals and getting to be on the radio and TV – crazy!

 Still alive and keeping on. See ya!


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Takeshia

    Just listened to you on Street Sessions singing Turquoise…beautiful voice! Then I went to your website and listened to two versions of Peat Blog…beautiful too! I like your beatboxing!! Go you! I sing as well and love a vast array of music as you stated. Thank you for
    inspiring me! Xoxo

    Much love from the USA!


    1. Hi Takeshia!
      Thank you for your lovely message 🙂 It’s great to hear from you.
      I’m delighted you like my music and wish you all the best with your own! Music is such an awesome invention.
      God bless, love from Irenie x


    1. Hi Carolee!
      Sorry for my late reply. There are no plans for that this year I’m afraid!…
      Hopefully our paths can still cross sometime, maybe at another time or place. I’ll keep my gigs updated on the website here.
      All the best and God bless x


  2. Peter

    My wife and me saw you today in Edinburgh with your Joan Baez program. It was very fascinating how near your interpretation gets to Joan Baez. I think Joan would like it! We love Joan Baez and it was a very emotional reminiscence! Thank you for that!

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