From Nashville to West Barns for a musician

A SINGER/SONGWRITER who has spent her summers soaking up the Nashville atmosphere will perform at West Barns later this month.

Kirsten Adamson was surrounded by music from an early age, with her father, Stuart Adamson, founding member of The Skids and Big Country. She sang backing vocals on Big Country’s latest album Driving to Damascus at age 13.

In 2010, she was forging her own career as a vocalist and keyboardist for indie-folk artists Aberfeldy.

Since then, she’s moved on to frontcountry rockers The Gillyflowers and most recently shone as one half of alt-country duo The Marriage, then on a self-titled debut solo.

Ahead of the release of a new solo album later this year, she will perform at West Barns Village Hall next Saturday (July 23) as part of Scotland on Tour.

Local musicians Carey Lunan and John Hardman will support Kirsten.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to playing at West Barns. Playing these solo concerts was a real pleasure and allowed me to discover new spaces with their own acoustics and a unique audience.

“It’s great to see places like this used by Scotland on Tour and I can’t wait to get out and meet the West Barns community.”

Scotland on Tour, which has been created and run by Active Events, has been made possible by Scottish Government support of £750,000 and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to showcase and enjoy live music.

Musicians have been playing at West Barns since April, with monthly stops through November.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are available at