Giulia Drummond

Giulia Drummond is a singer songwriter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She grew up in a very musical family, her parents having met in a music school where they were both teachers. Giulia fell in love with Scotland when she was 16 years old and started nurturing the dream of living here, a dream that came true 13 years later, in 2019, when she found a home for her music and an affectionate community in the famous Captains Bar, in Edinburgh.

Before moving to Scotland, Giulia graduated in Psychology and worked for nine years in a psychiatric hospital, developing music and poetry workshops with the patients. On her musical journey, she had close proximity with a method called Yoga of the Voice, which is a highly meditative and therapeutic approach to singing. She also had mentors who introduced her to African-Brazilian drumming, sacred rhythms and traditional chants.

Having spent two years living in a small countryside village, two hours away from her hometown, Giulia had the opportunity to develop her solo project, performing monthly gigs with a different theme each month, occasionally involving other members of the community: dancers, actors and other musicians.
Giulia specialises in creating enchanted atmospheres with her hauntingly beautiful voice, strong presence and musical talent. Accompanying herself with a shruti box, and a variety of traditional drums and other percussion instruments, she explores a wide range of music traditions, singing in various different languages. As part of her investigation, she also explores the elements of nature, and how to integrate them in her singing. Bringing all these influences together on her performance, Giulia aims to create a rich patchwork, evoking the strength of the roots we all have in common, as humanity and as nature.

Joining the LMNS scheme in 2024 seemed like a perfect opportunity to go further in these investigations of music as a highly positive factor in people's lives and health: uniting and involving individuals in moments of shared bliss.

What they play...

Traditional Scottish/Irish/English songs, such as Wild Mountain Thyme, Loch Lomond, Scarborough Fair, Ca' the Ewes, and some Gaelic songs as well.
Some show tunes, depending on the audience, including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz.
Songs from Brazil and other South American countries, Italy, France, Spain, Cabo Verde, Mali, Haiti, Ukraine, amongst others.
Photo by Helena Cooper
Photo by Estefany Correia
Photo by Julio Stotz
Photo by Helena Cooper, for promoting Giulia's second album
Photo by Susu Carollo

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