Kate Dunn announced as winner of the Marie Tait Competition.

The song writing competition aimed to encourage anyone, of any age to share their songwriting talents. Kate Dunn wan the hearts of Scottish music industry professionals to win first prize. which includes slots at both amaSing 2013 and Belladrum 2014 as well as various other promotional prizes.

Currently establishing herself as a singer/songwriter on her own right, Kate  has played viola for Finding Albert, French Wives and Pronto Mama on various recordings. Drawing on her personal experiences, Kate describes a therapeutic process in her song-writing “I find it easy to write when I’m feeling an extreme emotion. It can be sheer joy or utter misery, I’ll sit with my piano or guitar and let it all out. It’s my release.”

You can see Kate at amaSing 2013, which will be headlined by Eddie Reader and Kassidy, on the 1st of September 2013.

Click for amasing tickets, or check out the amasing website for more information.

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at chris@igi.gs