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Fiona Kennedy Scottish Singer
Fiona Kennedy Scottish Singer
Fiona Kennedy is the daughter of Scottish and Gaelic singers Calum Kennedy
and Anne Gillies.
Fiona followed her parents into show business and became a successful singer which developed to radio broadcasting and then TV and theatre appearances.
TV Programmes Of Fiona Kennedy
The first television appearance by Fiona was in the 1971 TV mini series The Witch's Daughter. She played the character Perdita. Her first film appearance was in the 1973 film The Wicker Man where she played Holly. The same year she acted as Mary Campbell in the episode The Runaway in the series Sutherland's Law. Three years later she played Leslie in Mauro the Gypsy. She has appeared on Songs of Praises as a singer.
Fiona Kennedy now presents Tartan TV episodes about Scotland, Scottish life and history which are broadcast on American and Canadian Satellite television channels. She has also appeared on many UK television programmes including the children's programme Record Breakers on BBC1 for seasons 12 to 15 and the New Year Show with Trevor MacDonald. Fiona Kennedy also presented Behind the Scenes at Monarch of the Glen.
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is a television programme broadcast in America by Fiona Kennedy that showcases Scottish music. In 2009 Highland Heartbeat became a theatre show. It premiered at the Eden Theatre in Inverness before hitting the stage throughout the United States. Highland Heartbeat was co-created with her sister Morven. Performers of Highland Heartbeat include Ross Davidson (from Aberdeen), Frances McCann, Jillian Isbister, Maureen McMullan and Darren MacLean.
Stage Work Of Fiona Kennedy
Fiona has acted in several pantomimes with leading actors and singers such as Paul Nicholas, Leslie Crowther, Eartha Kitt, Ruth Madoc, Fern Britten and Scottish stars Sylvester McCoy and Ricky Fulton and Jack Milroy as Francie and Josie.
Theatre work included Servant of Two Masters which was directed by Tom Fleming and Alfie with Adam Faith.
Radio Work Of Fiona Kennedy
Back in Aberdeen Fiona broadcasted a live music and chat show from The Lemon Tree called Live at the Lemon Tree for BBC Scotland each Friday afternoon show.
Fiona Kennedy has also worked for Radio 2, notably narrating narrated Peter and the Wolf, The Snowman and Bond and Beyond against background performances with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Singing Career of Fiona Kennedy
Fiona Kennedy has sung all over the Country and indeed the World, proving popular in many Countries such as America, France, Canada, South Africa, Belgium and Scandinavia.
She has produced many albums of traditional and contemporary Scottish songs and music such as Coming Home, Highland Angels and Maiden Heaven.
Fiona Kennedy appears in many concerts and live performances such as the forthcoming Balmoral Castle Concert
to celebrate the Queen's 80th Concert. She has appeared with Runrig the Scots band and several performances in Celtic Connections.
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In 2008 Fiona Kennedy and her sister Morven will bring a Scottish music show to America. Dubbed the Scottish X Factor the television programme will see singers from Scotland having to perform a traditional Scottish song and a well known contemporary song. The finalists will be broadcast on the American TV station PBS in December 2008. A USA tour will follow after the program has been broadcast. Phil Cunningham will be one of the judges on the panel and the Scots actor Brian Cox will provide narration. The show will be filmed in many Scottish locations and at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Auditions are being held in Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow. More information can be read at www.kennedyproductionscompany.com
Fiona Kennedy and Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen awarded Fiona Kennedy an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in July 2003 in recognition of her charity and entertainment work.
Fiona Kennedy has sat on the board of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as a non-executive director from 1996 to 2000, been Chairman of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers for Grampian and Moray and Chairman of Voluntary Service Aberdeen.
In May 2005 Fiona Kennedy became a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen.
On the 3 December 2006 Fiona Kennedy sang on the balcony of His Majesty's Theatre
Aberdeen as during the HMT 00th Birthday Party Bash to celebrate the centenary of the opening of the theatre.
For Hogmanay 2006 Fiona Kennedy hosted a traditional hogmanay party at Aberdeen Music Hall
On Saturday 16 June 2007 Fiona Kennedy opened the Oldmeldrum Sports and Highland Games.
Glamis Castle Proms
Fiona Kennedy will take part in the 2008 Glamis Castle Proms
concert alongside Nicola Benedetti and Scott Davies.
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Fiona Kennedy lives in Aberdeen. She is married to Francis Clark and they have three children called Hannah, Francis and Sophie.
Sophie Kennedy Clark has appeared on television and also has a successful modelling career. Read more about her on the AboutAberdeen Sophie Kennedy Clark
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