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Esther O’Connor: the Scottish singer-songwriter with a hard-to-classify style

The critics are united in saying that Scottish singer/songwriter Esther O’Connor is a class act, even if they can’t easily place her in a
pigeonhole, writes Tony Cummins.

Photo: Esther O'ConnorBBC Radio Scotland suggested her style was "somewhere between Suzanne
Vega and Sheryl Crow," the Scotsman described Esther as "the country-ish
K T Tunstall while Get Ready To Rock magazine said that Esther’s ‘Right
Here’ album "covers all the bases from pop to country to rock and folk."

Maybe the best response to Esther’s pure and beautiful music was
demonstrated by presenter on BBC Coventry. After she had sung live on
the station there was a long silence before the presenter exclaimed,
"Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t know what to say. We don’t usually get singers
of this quality coming in to the studio."

Esther visited
Cross Rhythms to sing some songs and talk about her music, her new album
and her faith. As Esther Duffin, the singer grew up immersed in music,
her father being the renowned guitarist Graeme Duffin who recorded and
toured with Wet Wet Wet. Hers was an extremely musical upbringing…

story at Crossrhythms.

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