SINGER-SONGWRITER Sandi Thom has said she is looking at her pending performance at a traditional music festival as “a homecoming”.
The Macduff-born performer, who stormed to the top of the singles chart in 2006 with I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in my Hair), will headline the 20th annual Speyfest extravaganza tomorrow.
As she prepared for the Fochabers concert, she said her upbringing had been a key factor in her success.
Ms Thom said: “Performing so close to where I was born and grew up as a child is definitely a homecoming for me, and there will be lots of family in the crowd.”
Ms Thom, 31, who has performed at music festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park since hitting the big time, praised the “personal” feel of gatherings like Speyfest.
She added: “I love to go out and meet the crowd after a show, and you really can do this at a smaller festival like Speyfest.”
Speyfest 20 will host a packed programme of traditional and contemporary Celtic music.