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About

ELAIN LENNON

Lennon is a Cumbernauld wife & mum who loves using her unique creative skills to create meaningful connections with her audience and clients through music, photography & teaching.

Read Elaine's inspirational story in her own words... how she went from University Lecturer to HR Learning & Development Manager to unable to work through physical incapacity then her recovery & journey to become and award-winning creator...

Singer Songwriter

Award Winning Singer Songwriter

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Winner of Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award.

Nashville Songwriters 'One to Watch' Accolade.

CMR Album of the Year for her Debut Album.

Americana Music Association "Hero' Award nominee.

Creator & Host of The Homebird Sessions

'Music is my way to connect with others…to comfort, motivate & inspire people to work hard to follow their dreams in the same way I have, irrespective of circumstance, age, gender or other potential limiting belief.'

In 2019 Lennon performed her original songs for the first time at Celtic Connections winning her a coveted DANNY KYLE award. 

Named Nashville Songwriter's ONE TO WATCH she won CREATIVE SCOTLAND support for her Debut Album (Produced by Findlay Napier, Engineered by Paul and Jamie Savage). 

Released to high acclaim at CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2020, the album was awarded CELTIC MUSIC RADIO's first ever 'ALBUM OF THE YEAR' Award.

Winning comparisons to Lori McKenna, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Nina Simone and Adele her songs are featured regularly on BBC Radio.

This Cumbernauld mum has created her own musical tapestry, linking her unique blend of old and new with her distinctive vocal and style. Lennon demonstrates a real talent to write in a way that flows across genres and effortlessly through timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can.

Lennon's songs have been recorded by US & UK artists WILL KIMBROUGH and RAINTOWN.

Having performed on other artists' tracks, including MADRAYKIN'S 'Black Cat', she was herself supported by a raft of talent including Boo Hewerdine, Karine Polwart, Siobhan Miller, Yvonne Lyon, Findlay Napier, Chris While and Euan Burton in her 2020 charity single UNCHARTED WATERS which continues to raise funds for the Paediatric Ward at University Hospital Wishaw where her son was treated in 2019 to remove a benign tumour.

With BLABBER ’N SMOKE naming her ”One of the most in demand performers on the Glasgow music scene”, her live performances have been dubbed by many as ‘not to be missed’. 

She has performed at UK FESTIVALS, Nashville's BLUEBIRD CAFE, & opened for artists ranging from Rab Noakes to Eric Paslay & performed headline shows with Grammy Winning Singer-Songwriters including MICHAEL LOGEN.

​Last year Lennon toured her show THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS in which she is in concert and conversation with some of the finest UK & International songwriters. 

Dubbed 'A must see for music fans and writers everywhere' by THE HERALD, her commitment to provide a safe platform for aspiring songwriters to share their work via the show's 'Showcase Artist' slot, lead to a 2021 UK Americana Music Association 'HERO' Award nomination. 

 

Lennon is taking this year out to write, following mentorship from Ben Glover, Emily Barker, Findlay Napier and Boo Hewerdine, for a future solo release with Hewerdine in the Producer's chair.

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Photographer

Photographer

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Lennon's small boutique Photography business in Glasgow offers schools, organisations & private clients a personal & tailored approach with specialised packages.

Only taking on a few clients at a time allows Elaine to provide a tailored, personal approach to each project, working with each client to offer packages and designer shoots to suit their individual needs.

Her own passion for photography started while working at Polaroid International Business Centre, learning from the pros within her role as Learning & Development Manager.

She recently expanded from doing private client photo shoots to working within local schools following the success of her P7 Class of 2023 Leavers ‘out of the box’ designer photographic project.

Her natural, warm & attentive take on school photos won over the hearts of many parents, particularly those with children and young adults with autism who's children were able to relax with Elaine and have their photos taken (some for the first time!).

The shots of Elaine herself which appear in this website have, more often than not, been taken by legendary photographer KRIS KESIAK who Elaine worked with when he created the artwork for her debut album.

Elaine's warmth, imagination and zest for all things creative has lead to her small boutique photography business being in great demand.

 

As she only takes on a small number of clients each year, please GET IN TOUCH soon if you'd like to work with Elaine on your own future project.

EDUCATOR

TEDX SPEAKER & EDUCATOR

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A former University Lecturer and HR Learning & Development Manager, Lennon is comfortable sharing with large audiences!

 

She used the story of her unique journey into music and the lyrics of her song 'Little Bird Little Sailor' to shape her popular inspirational TEDx talk of the same name.

Leading on from the success of her talk she was invited back to the TEDx stage to discuss the challenges of the independent musician in the current economic climate and to perform the first ever song written for and debuted at a TEDx event alongside her co-writers Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina.

Lennon now combines her coaching and mentoring skills with her self-releasing singer songwriter experience, running workshops offered to schools and community groups and 1:1s with up-and coming artists or those who just want to write a song for someone special!

Her 2022 PRIMARY SCHOOL project 'Christmas Time’ involved Lennon writing, recording and releasing the song with 40 children from a local primary school.

Reaching No.5 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart, Lennon recorded and released ‘Christmas Time’ under her Little Bird Little Sailor label.

She and the children shared the stage with legendary artist HORSE McDonald for a live performance to launch the single, an event which will remain in the hearts of all involved for many years to come!

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