"Her songs are brimming with wit and invention and are entirely captivating". James Grant

Hot off the press! New album released on 8th March 2021. This is an album called Blue Leaves which consists of songs written in collaboration with writer Rakesh Bhanot during the latter part of 2020. Details are in the Shop  shop.php. Album Launch Livestream was on Sunday 21st March at 5pm UTC.

I am a singer/songwriter and clarsach player from Ayrshire. I love to explore different styles and genres and write songs about subjects as diverse as the beauty of the Northumberland coastline to the disaster of dogs eating mobile phones!

A 'typical' gig, if there is such a thing, will consist of a variety of my own songs, some folk songs, particularly songs by Burns and Tannahill and possibly some unexpected rock covers. During Lockdown, I have been experimenting with Songs to the Tune of Another - and I think they're here to stay! Find out more here music-during-lockdown.php 

In usual circumstances, I am equally at home performing in small, intimate venues like Tannahill's Cottage or grand venues like Stirling Castle, at events like chillout lounges at festivals to celebrations in Glasgow Cathedral and riverboats in Australia. Meanwhile, I am keeping busy doing livestreams, posting videos and writing and recording songs.

Look out later this year for another recording being produced by the wonderful James Grant, with funding from Creative Scotland. And look out for my next Edinburgh Fringe show.

"The Diva of the Lockdown"

" Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile.  If Jonathan Richman was a Scotswoman who played a clarsach, this is how he'd sound"  Tom Clelland, Clydesdale Folk Club

 https://soundcloud.com/pauline-vallance

For an in depth interview, conducted by the wonderful Katee Kross, plus videos of 3 of my songs, click here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp6Q2JVrPUE

There are many amazing musicians around just now and here's a link to one of them, the wonderful Bob Leslie http://www.bobleslie.scot/