Linsey Aitken & Ken Campbell are professional acoustic musicians from Scotland, with a second home in Italy, touring internationally throughout Europe, Russia, USA and beyond, this will be their first visit to Auburn House Concerts, as part of their fourth US tour.

In 2016 they sold out our own concert at Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland, and are now returning to the USA playing 11 concerts. Amongst many great evenings on these USA tours, they played the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, along with their guests the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and also a concert in San Francisco Bay on board the Scottish built Balclutha square rigger, for whom they wrote a song “The Bonny Ship Balclutha” which will be on their new CD.

Their Unique Songbook and Music combines an unusual blend of instruments and pedigrees plus vocal harmony–self penned and traditional songs and tunes, encompassing a host of subjects, contemporary and historic, all with Scot's related themes, all about people with wonderful stories to tell...

Linsey and Ken's story weaves together their many creative musical threads and influences from Celtic traditional roots, classical, baroque, orchestral and contemporary Scots music, where historically all genres were interlinked to form Scotland's musical identity...

Linsey Aitken—a highly regarded 'cellist, singer, pianist, and composer crosses the genres of classical to traditional, using her 'cello very much up front unusually as a lead instrument with a deeply lyrical and sensual tone. Her distinct, warm vocals bring a round balance that compliments Ken's own distinctive voice. She studied at the RSAMD, has performed professionally all over the UK from The Royal Albert Hall to Calgary Bay, Mull and overseas, and established The Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra in 2014.

Ken Campbell—a Scottish singer/songwriter and instrumentalist with five albums to date and a well established pedigree over 30 years. Starting with Glasgow band Molendiner, then a much commended duo with Chris Miller [Piper's Maggot—Topic Records, London] he then established the highly successful Ideal Band. He subsequently toured as a solo artist, and with Cauld Wind Piper Hamish Moore, cellist-singer Wendy Weatherby, and Blair Cowan [Lloyd Cole & the Commotions] before re-forming The Ideal Band. Linsey Aitken joined The Ideal Band, and subsequently in 2010 she and Ken commenced touring as a duo with a CD Kith & Kin released in 2014, and another, Shore & Shore, to be released spring 2018.

Linsey Aitken 
    & Ken Campbell
From Loch Lomond, Scotland
Performance: Sunday
May 6, 2018, 3:00 PM
What the Critics Say
Listen to Their Music

“Wonderful, your music truly unites people, fantastic ambassadors for Scotland, and very talented musicians. What wonderful songs and music you’ve composed.”  —City Days Festival, Russia

“A simply beautiful sound, each song an absolute gem” —Maverick

“Distinctive vocals and original songs, a smattering of trad. arr – distinctive flavours of ’cello.”  —R2 [Rock & Reel magazine]

“Absolutely gorgeous songs, see them live and enjoy an evening of great songs and music.”  — uk review

“A welcome showcase of extraordinary varied talents, strong yet sensitive singing, collected gems from old sources, and a canny ear for current songs from Scotland.”  —Folk Roots

“One of Scotland’s most distinctive duos, with their wide ranging influences and unusual instrumentation” —Celtic Connections Festival

“Your concert was incredible—we loved your music, your presentation, your obvious love for what you do, and for your audiences.The magic showed on our audience’s faces, thank you. We would be thrilled to have you back.” —Willits Theatre California USA May 2016