Edinburgh Evening New Local Hero winner 2019 – Arts and Musi

Kirsty is the Founder and the Creative Director

Now a days there are dozens of choirs that you could join and no doubt, if you join any of them the experience will be amazing and life changing.  Sing in the City is led by Kirsty Baird who has worked professionally in music as a singer, musician and song writer since she was 17.  She has a good balance of professional working attitude and an understanding of why her members joined. Singing, music, performance and Sing in the City is her life and her ambition is to have as many people having new found confidence and belief in themselves as possible. To be able to take part in life changing events and experience as many fantastic opportunities as possible.  She was the first winner of the Music and Arts Category in the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero 2019 award, she won the award again with her radio station Chief Radio.   

Kirsty was unfortunate enough to have vocal problems in her 30’s and lost her voice and confidence.  She worked hard to heal both physically and mentally and understands completely people who have a fear of singing, socialising and totally supports the idea that music helps all sort of anxieties and health issues.  She was honoured with the British Empire Medal for her contribution to music in the community during lockdown.

The Sing in the City ethos has never changed since day one.

“A safe warm welcoming rehearsal space for you to sing at a level you choose”

Over the years Kirsty and Sing in the City have found a perfect balance of singing, community, social, fun, energy and charity.  They have donated thousands to charity, they have performed at many community and charity events at the same time as taking the choirs to bigger theatres.  There are night and day time choirs and many events that pop up through the year.

The Motorway song got to Number 1 in the UK Country chart for 2 weeks