Young Scottish singer-songwriter Caitlin Gilligan grew up in rural Galloway, now she flits about the country singing songs that echo the wild, rolling hills of her childhood. Her influences include a mixture of old-timey American folk such as the Alan Lomax archives, Woody Guthrie and Karen Dalton, traditional Irish vocal songs and contemporary artists such as Lisa O’Neil and Lankum.
Mixing age-old songs into sets of clear-throated and poetically-crafted originals, she demonstrates refreshing insight; whilst simultaneously summoning the ghosts of the 1960’s Greenwich village.
Although still a fresh-face on the folk scene, she has already supported artists such as The Rails, Rachel Sermanni, The Lake Poets and Ewan McLennan and played her debut Cambridge Folk Festival 2019, where she was a selected highlight on The Den Stage.
“..she sings with a singular clear-eyed intensity of her own.” Folk Radio
“…she, like a siren of the sea, draws you into an intimate, and enchanting performance.” FRINGE CULTURE BLOG
“Turn your radio up, close your eyes and breathe in this record. Sublime.“ ALLFM
Her EP ‘The Painter & The Sky’ is out now and available on iTunes, Spotify or in physical format.
Her second EP ‘Wild Sunset Wind’ will be released in 2021.
Caitlin Gilligan singing I Wish The Wars Were All Over at The Gathering South Sessions, Glasgow.