Rod Paterson

rod-paterson-colour72 ROD PATERSON – Scotland

Rod Paterson is probably the finest Scottish folk singer of his generation, celebrated as a performer of traditional song, notably for his unequalled interpretations of the works of Robert Burns and the songs of Scotland generally.

He has a marvellously expressive voice and is an impressive guitarist. He was first discovered in the ‘folk scene’ as the principal singer with Chorda, and Jock Tamson’s Bairns, and rapidly moved on to play with The Easy Club the most influential Scottish band in the mid to late eighties.He toured widely withCeolbeg and is now also working with the re-formed Jock Tamson’s Bairns.

Rod performs a wide range of material and is also a contemporary songwriter of considerable talent.


‘ … A light, high but warm, clear voiced singer considered a master and definer of Scots traditional songs, and on the way to becoming a national treasure. His stylish but somehow transparent approach allows the songs to shine through.’– Ewan McVicar

‘Rod is an outstanding singer by any standards. His voice combines strength, purity, clarity and a warmth of tone that makes it unmistakeable.’ – Vic Smith






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