Joy Dunlop has won numerous awards for her singing, including the prestigious Gold Medal at the The Royal National Mod in 2010. Her debut CD Dùsgadh (Awakening) was named ‘Roots Recording of the Year’ at the Scots New Music Awards and was also ‘Album of the Month’ in The Scots Magazine. It also received a 4**** review in the Scotsman and won the coveted Fatea ‘Tradition Award.’
A regular on the traditional music circuit, Joy is as much at ease entertaining audiences at local cèilidhs as performing at major festivals, such as Cape Breton’s ‘Celtic Colours’ and Glasgow’s ‘Celtic Connections.’ With talents ranging from singing to television presenting, dancing to award-winning Gaelic journalism, Joy certainly has more strings to her bow than most. In recent years, she has toured the UK & Ireland extensively and also performed frequently in Europe, Canada and New Zealand as a solo and collaborative artist.
“Joy Dunlop will get right through to the core of your soul.” – Penguin Eggs
“Joy Dunlop has a voice that will enthrall ANYONE! Yes…she is THAT good!” – IRFT Celtic Music Radio.
“Dunlop’s pure and powerful vocals really shine. The music is highly evocative, spiriting the listener away to the wild coastline and mountains of the islands that inspired it.” – Bright Young Folk