BBC MG Alba Scots Singer of the Year 2023, rising star Beth Malcolm is a folk inspired singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Perth. Wherever she plays, audiences are captivated by her delivery of traditional, modern and self-penned Scots songs.
Having fallen in love with the old songs and music she had grown up with, Beth has been performing since she was old enough to stand on stage. Beth found a home singing regular floor spots at the Glasgow Star Folk club and went on to win the coveted ‘Danny Kyle’ award at Celtic Connections in 2019. She performed at the virtual Celtic Connections in 2020, alongside many of her folk heroes, which in turn attracted the attention from many international agents and an invitation to perform across Germany as part of a Young Trad ensemble.
Her love of music is not confined to folk, and she has collaborated with a number of Scotland’s finest outfits including Fat-Suit, Adam Holmes, Lewis McLaughlin and Gaelic-tronica sensation Niteworks.
Since being named BBC Scots Singer of the Year, Beth released her debut album ‘Kissed and Cried’ in Spring, 2023 which received a 5 star review from The Scostman.
Beth will be performing alongside outstanding guitar player and singer Heather Cartwright. Carlisle-born Cartwright’s sensitive playing, and the pair's tight harmonies form a winning combination. Together, they deliver traditional songs with fresh eyes, and song-writing exploring themes of female friendship, growth and quarter-life crises!