Scottish star brings folk country hits back

POPULAR PERFORMER: Scotland's legendary singer-songwriter Isla Grant, returns to town.
POPULAR PERFORMER: Scotland's legendary singer-songwriter Isla Grant, returns to town. Contributed

SCOTTISH music icon Isla Grant is coming to perform her latest show in Lismore next month.

She is a grandmother who regularly makes Scottish pop charts, and one of the few singers from Scotland who is a star in Ireland, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia.

She is also a "secular" entertainer whose songs often carry sincere portrayals of a dynamic Christian faith.

Speaking from Ireland, where she has been recording a Christmas album, Grant is getting ready to come back to Australia, promoting her latest release, Survivor.

Grant said audiences will be treated to all her country hits and some new songs.

"There will be some of the well-known hits, the songs that I think people want to listen to, but also a lot of the songs from the new album and a few surprises," she said.

The last time she was touring Australia was in 2015.

"We have a lot of old friends over there but last time we were in Australia we made a lot of new friends and have wonderful memories of that time," she said.

She said she keeps in contact with her fans across the world using social media.

"It is lovely to receive many email but also of course via social media, it is lovely to keep in touch.

"I am always receiving emails from people saying their are in a certain city waiting for our show, it's lovely."

I Am a Survivor is an album that reflects Grant's longevity in the music industry.

"I am a Survivor is a song I had always wanted to record, and it seems fitting, as I have been in the business for a long time and it has not always been easy," she said.

"A female in showbusiness, especially in music, it was not easy back then, so the title was fitting, I am a survivor."

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