Fiona Kennedy is a glorious singer, broadcaster and producer.
With an international reputation, Fiona’s career highlights include singing at the G8 Summit Launch, at The Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations at Balmoral, at Celtic Connections and on Transatlantic Sessions, performing the anthem at the Scotland v Tonga rugby international, narrating 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'The Snowman' with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and singing at the first ever Nato Ambassador’s Burns Supper in Brussels.
Fiona was presenter on BBC’S Record Breakers for four series, and has performed on Songs of Praise and on many Children’s programmes. As a host on the PBS network in the US, she interviewed actors and performers, including Sean Connery, Ewan McGregor, Eric Idle, Billy Connolly and Alan Cumming. On radio, Fiona has narrated The Life and Times of JM Barrie for BBC Radio 2, and Live at the Lemon Tree, a weekly music and arts show also for the BBC.
She produced and performed in Highland Heartbeat; a music, television and stage production highlighting outstanding young singers and musicians from Scotland and North America, with actor Brian Cox. Her latest production ‘The Kist’ was awarded five star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has also been performed in Aberdeen, Glasgow and New York.
As a recording artist Fiona has enjoyed critical acclaim and she has just completed a new solo album, writing and collaborating with award winning American singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman. The Album is set for release in late 2016.
Fiona is Honorary President of social care charity VSA and remains actively involved in many of their fundraising events. She is also a Patron of The Archie Foundation, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Famine Relief for orphans in Malawi, Jazz Art UK and The Speakeasy Club.
She is a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen and a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. Fiona received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Aberdeen and was awarded an OBE in the 2014 Honours List for her charitable work and for music.
Fiona is married to Francis Clark, an Aberdonian and fishing industry executive. They have three grown up children Hannah, Francis and Sophie.