The Singer and the Song featuring Amy Leach with Sheena Wellington

Amy Leach is a final year student of traditional music at Newcastle University who has also been mentored by leading folk singing authority Sheena Wellington. Earlier this year. The Music Flag made an audio/visual record of Amy in performance at the Wighton Centre in Dundee for 1320Radio. We also recorded a short interview with Amy and Sheena and discussed the act of mentorship and their shared sense of duty and care for these the songs.

A short video was, we thought, the most immediate way of showing this story of student and her mentor. As an audio feature broadcasting selected highlights, it concentrates the attention upon its most important aspects – namely the songs and the performance. Here, in an editorial setting, there is space to expand a little upon a story that is at the heart of a wider narrative.

The Music Flag

April 2014