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My name is Lorraine and I am a singer songwriter. I have a fantastic lovely band called The Borderlands that play with me and arrange beautiful accompaniment to bring my songs alive. We have Jonee Duggan on Accordion, Glockenspiel and Backing Vocals, Nick Jenkins on Fiddle and Mandolin and Billy on the Cello.
I started songwriting about 7 years ago when the need to sing pushed me into taking a guitar, I couldn’t really play, to Japan to learn how to accompany myself. Two years teaching English in Japan gave me the space and freedom to start turning my poems into lyrics and my lyrics into songs. I always wrote with the intention that no one would ever hear them, so I could be completely open but when I shared them it felt right and worthwhile. I think honesty is magic; it unites us and sets us free. So I hope my songs, for you, are a little bit of magic and therapy in this mad world.
I moved to Edinburgh, Scotland about 5 years ago and from there my music has taken root and started to grow. I first met Jonee when performing in Glasgow and he offered to record my songs in return for singing lessons. Nick I met at a festival, when we ended up jamming together at a late night session and Billy contacted me to offer his cello playing skills after seeing me play one night in Edinburgh. So together we recorded our “Haunt me” EP in the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning in a studio by the beach in Portobello.
From that EP, Lorraine & The Borderlands were born and we have played together now for the last 3 years. With the release of our EP we ended up being invited onto BBC introducing, playing live on BBC Scotland Radio and we played at Celtic Connections and even supported my favorite Scottish Folk Singer Karine Polwart recently and she has tipped us as The Breakthrough Act of 2012!!
The last year has been a big one for us, we have been hibernating and working away on creating our Debut Album. In an old school house in The Borders of Scotland, we have create arrangements to the songs I’ve been writing over the past 5 years. The very talented Jonee Duggan has been multi-tasking by using his 10 years of recording and producer skills to capture our new songs for our upcoming album “Light in the Darkest Corners”. We are almost there and all we need now is for you to get involved in the last leg of our exciting debut album making experience, to find out how please take a look at our project page…………