Chantan are three of Scotland's leading female artists whose strength is in their harmonies and acappella singing. The trio blend folk, blues and jazz influences to breathe new life into the nation’s rich musical heritage
Elspeth Cowie - singer and percussionist best known as lead singer with folk band Seannachie with two albums to their credit, and soloist at various festivals and clubs. Heavily involved with folk music promotion, she sang in a rock band before rediscovering her earlier musical roots in Aberdeen where she came under the wing of the late Lizzie Higgins. National Organiser for the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA) of Scotland. Email Elspeth.
Corrina Hewat - renowned Scottish harp player and singer. An honours graduate of Leeds College of Music, she recorded her debut album with the band Bachue Café. In great demand as a composer, her commission Songs of the Redshank for the Highland Festival in 1996 received critical acclaim, using contemporary and traditional styles from her folk/jazz upbringing. Finalist in the 1995 Young Traditional Musician of the Year and formerly of Seannachie, she is visiting lecturer at Balnain House in Inverness. Email Corrina.
Christine Kydd - much sought after singer/songwriter and guitarist with a wide-ranging repertoire and a string of album, club and festival credits in the UK and US, both as soloist and as a duo with Janet Russell. She has collaborated with numerous musicians including Alasdair Fraser and Sileas, has supported Christy Moore and Capercaillie, and worked with members of Mouth Music, Shooglenifty and the Cauld Blast Orchestra. Artist in residence at Aberdeen Alternative Festival in recent years and teacher of voice production (ADVS).