"Picture, if you will, warm, sweet, organic honey drizzling slowly from a honey wand... Stewart's voice is the aural equivalent. "
Susan Hartman, Dirty Linen magazine
Christina Stewart is a singer of great sensitivity who communicates the depth and beauty of Scotland's song traditions, whether in Scottish Gaelic, Scots or English. Her evocative style is suffused with an authenticity which comes from her roots in Scotland.
She prefers to describe herself as 'belonging to' the Scottish Highlands. "It means so much more than just having been born and brought up there."
Christina graduated from the School of Scottish Studies and Edinburgh University with MA Honours in Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Historical Studies, incorporating traditional song in the broader context of Scottish history and culture. She feels privileged to have studied with Hamish Henderson, Margaret Bennett, Morag MacLeod, John MacInnes, Alan Bruford, Emily Lyle and Geoffrey Barrow among others.
Her childhood was spent in the Highland capital, Inverness, so grew up in an environment where the Gaelic and Scots traditions of Scotland meet and in a family in which Scotland's traditional culture was an intergral part.
In the last 20 years, she has developed a reputation in her native country as not just a captivating singer and tutor, but an exponent of song within the wider oral and folk tradition of Scotland, with infectious enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and a commitment to appreciating songs within their cultural contexts, which she feels is vital to a robust, living tradition.