Wednesday January 22, 2020

First Person: Eddi Reader

Reader grew up the oldest of seven children in inner-city Glasgow

14th February, 2016
Eddi Reader. Picture: Bryan Meade

Eddi Reader grew up the oldest of seven children in inner-city Glasgow, before moving to the Ayrshire coast. She studied childcare, but dropped out to join a band. After three decades in the industry, she is a powerful figure in British music. Possessed of “beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism”, she is considered to be one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures.

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