Celebrity of the month | October 2013 | Musician | Horse

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About

Horse (born Horse McDonald, 22 November 1958, Newport on Tay, Fife, Scotland) is a Scottish female singer-songwriter. She has a wide following in the UK and worldwide and has touredwith Tina Turner and secured several record chart hits in Europe. She is noted mainly for her rich, sonorous voice, and The Scotsman referred to her as “one of Scotland’s all-time great vocalists, also possessed of a keen songwriting intelligence”.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album The Same Sky, Horse and her band played the entire album on a concert tour of the United Kingdom in October and November 2010.

Horse toured in March 2011, playing an unplugged acoustic set with the full band. These concerts featured “exclusive previews of several new songs from the upcoming ninth album, as well as Horse standards and rare B sides”.

She is also slated to appear in the soundtrack of the forthcoming UK independent film, About Her.

Horse appeared on the 2012 charity single ‘It Does Get Better’ created by The L Project. The single benefitted LGBT charities, and was written in response to the suicide of LGBT teenagers.

Horse and her band had a successful UK wide tour in 2012 and visited Australia (Perth, Sydney,Melbourne) for an up-close and personal tour to great reviews.

There will be a one-off spectacular show at the Barrowland, Glasgow 2 Mar 13 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of God’s Home Movie and the release of her ninth studio album HOME.

She will be touring later this year in the UK, Germany and Australia.

abridged from Wikipedia

LNL Questionnaire

 

Your favourite virtue?

Patience – something I aspire to, only achieving sometimes

Your favourite qualities in a man? Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Man or woman – warmth or generosity of spirit

Your main characteristic?

Gregariousness (or could possibly be best described as overly chatty)

What draws you most to your friends?

Being relaxed, comfortable and trusting with or of. Also for being like minded, having each others’ backs, honesty, humour

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?

Not being proud of myself when I was younger

Also not necessarily change but a la ‘sliding doors fashion’ seeing what would’ve happened if I had agreed to go solo when first signed my first deal ( I declined)

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?

Fantasy or reality! Apart from my gorgeous other half (that I don’t see nearly enough of !) Cyndi Lauper, Nona Hendryx,

Your idea of happiness?

Being with my partner wherever in the world, universe planet that is. Writing/Making, performing music

What is your favourite way of spending the day?

Singing, walking by the sea, hillwalking

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?

My own life has been a bit of an adventure! I cant think of anyone I would specifically want to have lived as but would relish some moments of exhilaration and achievement – Walking on the moon, Flying a plane, Everest, discoveries scientifically or medically The eureka moment!

Where would you most like to live?

By the sea I am drawn to it I have been since childhood

Who is your favourite author?

Too many to mention!

Who is your favourite poet?

Sylvia Plath  Wilfred Ow 

Your favourite heroes in fiction? Your favourite heroines in fiction?

Arriety from the Borrowers, Maude from Harold and Maude, Lara croft

Your favourite painters?

Gustav Klimt, Salvidor Dali, Kirsty Wither, Jenny Saville, Alison Watt, Jacqueline Orr, Lucien Freud

Who is your favourite composer?

Gorecki, Max Richter, Craig Armstrong

What is your favourite Film?

Harold and Maude, Black Narcissus, Wings of desire

Your favourite food?

Indian

Your favourite drink?

Smoothies or sparkling water, Baileys, Good beer, Prosecco( just added!)

Whom do you most admire?

Wise women, Sportswomen

What is your present state of mind?

Words going around and around in my head ( working on album) both excited and busy busy towards single Soldier of love and album HOME as well as UK tour

For what fault have you most tolerance?

Probably none

One of my favourite mottos?

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth

 

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